Together! Healthy Linn

About Together! Healthy Linn

Together! Healthy Linn is a local collaborative effort that informs the Community Health Assessment (CHA) and Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) for all of Linn County, Iowa.

The group's vision is “The local public health system is accessible, affordable, collaborative, holistic, inclusive, and works to achieve a culture of health through collective impact. The community is active, empowered, diverse, knowledgeable, and lives in an environment that is sustainable and supports an optimal quality of life for all.”

Many different organizations are involved in Together! Healthy Linn, including hospitals and clinics, not-for-profits, and government agencies. If you would like more information or have any questions, please email health@linncounty.org or call 319.892.6000.


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Community Health Assessment (CHA)


In the fall of 2015, all four Linn County Community Health Assessments of the MAPP framework were completed and presented to the Together! Healthy Linn steering committee. The assessments were used as a basis for identifying strategic priority areas to be included in the Community Health Improvement Plan. 

Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP)


In early 2016, Together! Healthy Linn finalized the 2016-2018 Community Health Improvement Plan, which identifies action steps to address the priority issues from the assessment.



Action Plans


Once the CHIP was approved by the Together! Healthy Linn Steering Committee, subcommittees were formed for each strategic priority area, and each subcommittee developed a detailed action plan. Action plans are living documents, continuously being updated based on the changing needs of the community. However, the most recently updated action plans for each subcommittee can be found here: 

Together! Healthy Linn Steering Committee Members


Abbe Center for Community Mental Health
Area Substance Abuse Council (ASAC)
Blue Zones Project Cedar Rapids
Blue Zones Project Marion
Cedar Rapids City Council
Cedar Rapids Community School District
City of Cedar Rapids
City of Marion
Community Health Free Clinic
Corridor Metropolitan Planning Organization
Eastern Iowa Health Center
Family and Community Health Alliance
The Gazette
Hawkeye Area Community Action Program (HACAP)
Heritage Area Agency on Aging
His Hands Free Medical Clinic
Horizons, A Family Service Alliance
Iowa Department of Public Health
Linn County Board of Health 
Linn County Board of Supervisors
Linn County Community Services
Linn County Planning and Development 
Linn County Public Health
Mercy Medical Center
Mount Mercy University
Planned Parenthood of the Heartland
Shuttleworth & Ingersol
United Way of East Central Iowa
UnityPoint Health - St. Luke's Hospital
Waypoint Services

Page last reviewed: May 11, 2017
Page last updated: May 11, 2017