April 20, 2024 4:37 am
Hamilton County Health Department Releases 2024 Health Assessment in Local News

Hamilton County Health Department releases 2024 A Picture of Our Health Community Health Assessment

The 2024 A Picture of Our Health Community Health Assessment has been released by the Hamilton County Health Department. This comprehensive report, published every 4-5 years, focuses on eight key factors that impact the overall health of residents in Hamilton County. These factors include access to health care and health care coverage, environmental health, chronic diseases, infectious diseases, mental health, injuries, substance abuse, and vulnerable populations.

Dr. Dawn Ford, the Epidemiology Department Manager at the Health Department, emphasizes the importance of this 175-page assessment in identifying ways to reduce the prevalence of diseases in the community. “This report is critical in helping us understand the current state of our community’s health and identify areas where we can make improvements,” says Dr. Ford.

Moving forward, the Health Department and the Regional Health Council will collaborate to develop strategies aimed at improving the community’s health and well-being. They will also engage with community members to identify health priorities and work together to address these issues. The Health Department’s Epidemiology Department plans to release more informational materials on the topics covered in A Picture of Our Health. Additionally, a data dashboard will be created and published in the coming years to provide accurate and timely local health information for residents of Hamilton County.

According to Dr. Ford, one way that community members can contribute to improving their own health is by making positive changes in their behaviors such as exercising more regularly, eating a healthy diet, and quitting smoking.

Overall, this latest Community Health Assessment is an important tool for ensuring that everyone living in Hamilton County has access to quality healthcare services and resources they need to maintain optimal physical and mental wellness.

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