Improving the health of the community requires a multi-faceted approach. The St. Clair County Health Department (SCCHD) has been utilizing the model1 recommended by the National Association of County and City Health Officials. In this model, a community begins with conducting a comprehensive needs assessment which informs three planning processes: Community Health PlanningContinuous Quality Improvement, and Strategic Planning.

The strategic planning process was focused on how to best define the roles, priorities, and direction of the health department; thereby, strengthening the capacity of the organization to impact community health indicators.

SCCHD Strategic Plan 2024-2026