Top Health Issues Identified, Public Input Requested

Posted February 9, 2016 at 8:28 am     Category: HealthNews Release

NEW HANOVER COUNTY – In an effort to better evaluate the health needs of the community and determine methods to meet those needs, the Community Health Assessment Team completed its 2015 Community Health Assessment and is now asking the public for input as priorities are set.

In this next phase of the project, the Community Health Assessment Team will report the results of the assessment to the community and seek input concerning action plans to address the identified issues. County citizens over age 18 are invited to participate in the priority setting session.

What: Community Health Assessment Priority Setting Session
Where: New Hanover County Government Center, Lucie Harrell Conference Room, Room 601
When: Thursday, February 18, 2016—3pm-5pm

Between June and October 2015, some 2000 residents participated in the survey which provided valuable and current information about the county’s health.

The Community Health Assessment Team is a partnership between the New Hanover County Government, the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, the New Hanover Regional Medical Center and the New Hanover County Health Department.

The completed assessment will contain New Hanover County demographics, available prevention and health promotion resources, relevant health statistics, and the survey results. The last time that a Community Health Assessment was conducted was in 2011.

The February 18th priority setting session is open to the public and select health leaders in the community; no reservations are required.

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Release contact:

Joshua Swift
Deputy Health Director
910-798-6592

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