2015 WOOD COUNTY COMMUNITY HEALTH STATUS ASSESSMENT DRAFT RELEASED
Wood County Health Partners is seeking public comments
Bowling Green, OH – The members of the Wood County Health Partners are pleased to present the draft of the 2015 Wood County Community Health Status Assessment. From the beginning, community leaders were actively engaged in the planning process and helped define the content, scope, and sequence of the study. Data was collected through health surveys mailed to a random sample of Wood County adult residents. A random sample of students were selected and surveyed in Wood County schools. The goal was to identify key strengths, weaknesses, and health concerns for residents of Wood County.
The draft report has been posted for review and public comment at: http://woodcountyhealth.org/aboutus/documents/WoodCountyReport.pdf
“This assessment gives us an excellent opportunity to partner with Wood County government leaders, agencies, organizations, businesses, schools and local residents to develop the final document,” said Health Commissioner Ben Batey. “Feedback from the public will be used to clarify and validate the key findings of the assessment,” said Batey.
This comprehensive Community Health Assessment is the result of a strong commitment by dedicated community partners working together to improve the health and quality of life of Wood County residents. The health assessment gives us a snapshot of our community as well as a comparison to the state of Ohio and our nation. The 2015 Wood County Community Health Status Assessment was made possible through funding from Wood County Hospital and by Wood County Health District through a grant from the Ohio Department of Health Bureau of Maternal and Child Health.