Health Improvement Plan (HIP) Survey Data

2015 HIP survey data now online. 2010 and 2005 data also available.

View the HIP Survey Database.

HIP Survey

How many Washtenaw County residents smoke? How often do we exercise? How many children in our community have asthma?

The data for these questions and many more are available from the HIP survey. Every five years the Washtenaw County Health Improvement Plan (HIP) survey is conducted in our community. In 2015, over 2,900 adults were interviewed. Learn more about who took the 2015 HIP Survey and how the survey was conducted (PDF).

Participants in the HIP survey were chosen based on a random-digit dial sample (cell phones were included in 2015). Survey responses are weighted to reflect the demographic characteristics of Washtenaw County. The data are also available by region of the County and many of the questions can be viewed on a map.

Most of the questions in the Washtenaw HIP survey are based on the Behavioral Risk Factor Survey (BRFS), so local data can be directly compared to state and national data.

Who Funded the HIP Survey?

The 2005, 2010 and 2015 HIP surveys were made possible by a collaborative community effort. The following organizations funded the surveys:

  • Washtenaw County Health Department (2005 and 2010 and 2015)
  • University of Michigan Health System (2005 and 2010 and 2015)
  • Saint Joseph Mercy Health System (2005 and 2010 and 2015)
  • Chelsea Community Hospital (2005 and 2010 and 2015)
  • Chelsea Wellness Foundation (2010 and 2015)
  • Thompson-Reuters (2010)
  • Pfizer (2005)
  • Washtenaw United Way (2005 and 2010 and 2015)