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2015 Wood County Community Health Status Assessment Release Set

2015 Wood County Community Health Status Assessment Release Set for September 15

 Bowling Green, OH – The members of the Wood County Health Partners are pleased to present the 2015 Wood County Community Health Status Assessment on Tuesday September 15, 2015 in the meeting rooms of the Wood County Hospital. Registration and a continental breakfast will be served from 8:30 am to 9 am, with a review of the new data occurring from 9 am to 10:30 am.

“This meeting will provide us a chance to reflect on a broad range of Wood County health trends that have occurred since the last assessment was conducted in 2012. It will also prompt discussions on where the county has moved in positive directions in health and where we still have room for improvement,” said Ben Batey, Wood County Health Commissioner.

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 was posted for review and public comment. Feedback from the public was used to clarify and validate the key findings of the assessment. The final report is now ready for the release.

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.

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