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Wood Co. ´╗┐Agencies to present updated WC health plans

BOWLING GREEN — Wood County Health Partners will present updates to local health trends, along with what partner agencies will do to help improve them over the next several years, at a public release of Wood County’s Community Health Assessment and Community Health Improvement Plan.

The event is scheduled from 9 a.m. until noon on Thursday, March 7 at Wood County Educational Service Center, 1867 Research Drive, Bowling Green.

The Hospital Council of Northwest Ohio, which helped create Wood County’s Community Health Assessment and Community Health Improvement Plan, will present information about both documents, which are created every three years. They are funded jointly by Wood County Hospital and Wood County Health Department.

The Community Health Assessment surveyed residents to gauge the overall health status of people in Wood County in areas like physical health, mental health, drug and alcohol use, nutrition and physical activity. Wood County Health Partners, a diverse group of agencies and organizations, used the data as a guide to create community-wide action steps to positively influence some of the trends identified in the assessment. These priorities are represented in the 2019-2021 Community Health Improvement Plan.

Both documents are available on the Reports and Publications page of Wood County Health Department’s website. They can be accessed at http://woodcountyhealth.org/Reports/reportsandpubs.html. Paper copies will be available at the March 7 event. Anyone with questions may contact Alex Aspacher, community outreach coordinator for the health department, at aaspacher@co.wood.oh.us or 419-354-9212.

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