Community Health Surveys Begin This Week
Thursday, April 1, 2021
Southeast Ohio Health Improvement Collaborative
Zanesville, Ohio (March 24, 2021) – This week, the Southeast Ohio Health Improvement Collaborative will begin its survey of Southeastern Ohio residents as part of a community health assessment process. The Southeast Ohio Health Improvement Collaborative is working with the Hospital Council of Northwest Ohio, Ohio University and researchers at the University of Toledo to conduct the survey. Genesis HealthCare System is a member of this collaborative.
Over the next two months, 15,000 Southeastern Ohio residents will be randomly selected to participate in a survey of adults ages 19-years and older. Those randomly selected are urged to complete and return the survey.
The anonymous survey asks participants to answer questions about general health, risk and protective health factors, and access to health care. These answers will create a snapshot of the health of Southeastern Ohio residents. The results will guide many public and private agencies in their program planning over the next several years by identifying key health problems. The final community health assessment report will be published in late 2021 and the results will be used to prioritize needs and create a community health improvement plan.