The Logan County Community Health (Needs) Assessment report has been released.
A community health (needs) assessment is a collaborative process of collecting and analyzing data and information for use in educating and mobilizing communities, developing priorities, finding or using resources in different ways, adopting or revising policies, and planning actions to improve the population’s health.
The top priorities identified are:
• Mental Health – suicide, depression, anxiety
• Substance Abuse – heroin, opiates
• Healthy Living – preventing chronic diseases through diet and fitness
• Resources and Awareness – more effective communication
Community coalitions will continue to work on ways to address the issues in high risk areas by strengthening family values, using peer support and increasing youth connectedness.
If you are a champion of a safe and healthy community you may contact the Logan County Health District by calling (937) 651-6217 or Mary Rutan Hospital Community Relations at (937) 599-7003 to get involved.
The final summary and full data report are posted on the following websites:
• Logan County Health District – www.loganhealth.org
• Logan County – http://co.logan.oh.us
• Mary Rutan Hospital – www.maryrutan.org
Hard copies of the final report are available to view at Logan County Health District and the Knowlton Library, or may be obtained from Mary Rutan Hospital Community Relations Department.
Submitted by the Logan County Health District.