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About CHIP

CHIP’s mission is to improve the quality of life for people who live, learn, work, and play in our community.  We collaborate with partners across our community to implement, update and evolve east Jefferson County’s Community Health Improvement Plan.  Through the alignment, integration, collaboration and tracking CHIP facilitates, we hope to collectively impact east Jefferson County residents’ physical, behavioral and social well-being. 

CHIP is currently leading collective efforts to update the 2016 Plan while concurrently executing the 2016 priorities of chronic disease prevention & healthy living, immunization, access to care, and behavioral health.  The CHIP Update is slated to be completed in 2021.   

Meet Our Director


Lori Fleming

Lori Fleming is a versatile leader, strategist, funding facilitator and project director who, throughout her career, has brought the inspired creativity of corporate, non-profit, private, governmental and community stakeholders into a shared reality. 



“Some of our community members are at least an hour from any type of medical care. 
Poverty can make that hour seem impossible. CHIP stepped in to help us bridge this gap, particularly in the area of behavioral health.  Now in the upcoming school year
our students will enjoy much-needed,
high-quality, on-site behavioral health resources, just like the rest of
Jefferson County.”


-Trish Beathard
Superintendent, Brinnon School District

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