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Priority Area Workgroups

Contact: Health Improvement Planning Team

About PAWs 

Welcome to the Priority Area Workgroup (PAW) webpage! This page will provide communications and resources related to the State Health Improvement Plan PAWs.

The 2022-2026 State Health Improvement Plan priority health issues are as follows:

  • Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias
  • Chronic Diseases and Conditions
  • Injury, Safety and Violence
  • Maternal and Child Health
  • Mental Wellbeing and Substance Abuse Prevention
  • Social and Economic Conditions Impacting Health
  • Transmissible and Emerging Diseases

The PAWs are the operational arm of the State Health Improvement Plan. Membership is voluntary; workgroups consist of individuals from various sectors and backgrounds and can include anyone with a vested interest in improving health in our state. The members serve throughout the duration of the 2022-2026 State Health Improvement Plan and the PAWs are open to additional interested members at any time.