2024 Health Assessment Released by Hamilton County Health Department | Local News

Beyond Data: Unleashing Action through Hamilton County’s 2024 Community Health Assessment

A comprehensive report on the health status of Hamilton County residents has been released by the Health Department. The 2024 Community Health Assessment focuses on eight key factors that impact overall health, including access to healthcare and coverage, environmental health, chronic diseases, infectious diseases, mental health, injuries, substance abuse, and vulnerable populations.

The report offers a detailed overview of the community’s health status and will serve as a tool for the Health Department and Regional Health Council to develop strategies aimed at improving health outcomes. The Epidemiology Department will release additional informational materials based on the report findings and create a data dashboard to provide up-to-date local health information.

Dr. Dawn Ford, Epidemiology Department Manager, views the 175-page assessment as an opportunity to reduce disease prevalence in the community. She hopes that individuals will adopt healthier behaviors such as increasing exercise, eating better, and quitting smoking based on the report’s findings.

Overall, this Community Health Assessment provides valuable insights into the current state of Hamilton County’s health system. It is a call for action by both public officials and citizens alike to work together towards creating a healthier community for all residents.

The Health Department plans to collaborate with other stakeholders in developing strategies aimed at improving the overall well-being of Hamilton County residents. This includes identifying key areas where resources are needed most and working closely with community organizations to address these issues.

In addition to providing data analysis and reporting on specific areas of concern, Dr. Ford also sees this assessment as an opportunity for education and outreach within the community. By sharing information about healthy behaviors and lifestyle choices that can improve overall well-being, she hopes that individuals will be motivated to take action in their own lives.

Overall, this Community Health Assessment is an important tool in ensuring that Hamilton County remains healthy and vibrant for years to come. With ongoing collaboration between public officials and citizens alike, it is possible to create a more sustainable future for all residents of our county.

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