The MHARS Board facilitates 2 of 5 priority areas for the Lorain County Community Health Improvement Plan, 2020-2022: Mental Health and Substance Abuse.
MENTAL HEALTH PRIORITY
CHIP Mental Health Goal:
Arrest upward trend of overall suicide deaths by staying at or below the last 5-year average (2013-2017 average of 49 suicides per year, or 16 deaths per 100,000 population) for the period of 2018-2022.
Ring the Alarm report on Black youth suicide and local discussion
SUBSTANCE ABUSE PRIORITY
CHIP Substance Abuse Goals:
Goal 1: By December 31, 2022, Lorain County will see a decrease in adult tobacco use (20% or below of adults will be current smokers) and youth tobacco use (23% or below vaping and 10% or below smoking traditional tobacco).
Goal 2: Increase perception of risk of marijuana use in youth by 10% by December 31, 2022.
Goal 3: Decrease unintentional drug overdose deaths by 10% by December 31, 2022.
Goal 4: Decrease binge drinking in those under age 30 by 10% by December 31, 2022.