To gauge the health needs of the local region, every three years Adena Health System and its community partner conduct a Community Health Needs Assessment survey. This year, people currently living in Highland, Pike and Ross counties are urged to complete the 2022 survey for their respective county. The input provided is intended to help Adena and local agencies identify the most prominent health needs of people living in each of the three counties.
“As part of its mission, Adena is called to serve its communities,” said Kim Jones, Adena director of community outreach. “By working to complete regular, collaborative community health needs assessments, we inform and create pathways to community health and development.”
Dr. John Gabis, Adena medical director of community partnerships, added, “The 2022 Community Health Surveys are part of our assessment to determine health priority areas for our region, as well as the primary barriers faced by the communities in achieving good health. Results will be used to update strategic plans for community health, working with community partners in Highland, Pike and Ross counties; and will serve as a guide for all community health programming.”
The anonymous surveys are easy to complete and focus on the respondent’s perception of the health issues facing their community, as well as their own overall health and conditions. It should take no longer than five minutes to complete. Results will be analyzed later this summer, with a report expected to be complete in the early fall. Once released, the report will explain the survey findings, and ways in which Adena and other local agencies plan to address those community needs.
Each survey is available online through July 5 at www.adena.org/chna.
Paper copies are available at Adena Health System, Fayette County Health Department, Pike County Health Department, Ross County Health District, Hopewell Health Centers and Scioto Paint Valley facilities. A link to the surveys can also be found through many of these partner’s social media platforms.
Submitted by Jason Gilham, communications manager, Adena Health System.