Health Department and Hospital representatives discuss the CHA on WIRY.
This community health assessment differed notably from past experiences. First off, health data is now more accessible than ever. National, state and other public data portals offered easy, quick access to many health metrics. Data contributed by local organizations was also included. In addition, community residents were surveyed regarding health issues they felt were important to them and to their communities. Their input was used in selecting health priorities and designing activities for the new health improvement plan. With this input, community health partners voted to adjust the course… slightly. The featured priority areas are now: Prevent Chronic Disease and Promote Mental Health and Prevent Substance Abuse.
The CHA and CHIP are available for viewing and input at www.ClintonHealth.org in the “Statistical Data” section.