Now that the holidays are behind us, it’s time to focus on the new year. For many, the new year comes with new goals and ways to improve our personal health. While we all have our own personal health goals, we at Clermont County Public Health and our community partners have the health of the whole community in mind as we move forward in 2019.
Over the next few weeks, we will be partnering with Wright State University to conduct phone surveys of Clermont County residents. The surveys will ask you about your personal health and the healthy behaviors of you and your family. The goal of this survey is to better understand the health status and behaviors in our community. Your participation, should you be contacted, will help to inform this understanding.
Once the surveys are completed, all of the information will be put into a Community Health Assessment that will tell us about the health of our community members and help identify the biggest health issues in our county.
The Community Health Assessment will then be used to create a Community Health Improvement Plan. This plan will be used to address the most important public health issues in Clermont County over the next three years. The most recent plan identified obesity, tobacco use, drug addiction and mental health as the four most important health issues in our community. As a result, CCPH and other community agencies began working on programs to make improvements in the health of residents in these areas.
In order to continue this important work and get the most accurate representation of the health of Clermont County residents, we need as many people as possible to participate in the survey. So, if your phone rings with a call from Wright State University, please take a few minutes to participate. Your answers are important and will help us work toward improving the health of Clermont County.
If you would like more information about the Community Health Assessment or the programs and services we provide, please visit us online at www.ccphohio.org.