Measurably Better Health

Montgomery Township Health Department is committed to transparency, accountability, and doing what works to improve health in our communities.

We are focused on excellence in public health service delivery, reflected in our work toward achieving national Public Health Accreditation.

Our mission (click here)

Monitoring community health status to identify and solve community health problems is a core public health function. MTHD  works with regional partners to conduct a variety of assessments.  We collect data from local sources as well as state and national datasets to help make evidence-based decisions to help our towns stay healthy.

The Community Health Assessment (CHA) evaluates what factors are affecting our neighborhoods’ health.  What’s making our neighbors sick, or helping keep us all healthy?   Somerset County CHA (link)     Mercer County CHA  (link)

The Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) identifies ways Health Departments, Hospitals, and community groups will work together to address what is impacting neighborhood health.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Somerset County CHIP (link)  Mercer County CHIP (link)

The Montgomery Township Health Department’s Strategic Plan is based on feedback from our residents as to what public health issues matter most in our communities.  The Strategic Plan identifies the Health Department’s role in implementing these improvement strategies.   MTHD Strategic Plan (link)

The Health Department reports its findings in its Annual Report to elected officials:

Annual Local Health Report 2017 (link)

Annual Local Health Report 2016 (link)

Annual Local Health Report 2015 (link)

“What Gets Measured Gets Done”

How do we know if what we do is making our neighborhoods healthier?

We measure our performance against the outcomes we seek.  (Performance Management Procedures link)

We identify gaps where we could do better, and plan for improvement  (Quality Improvement Plan link)