Achieving Optimal Health in Hamilton County: An Analysis of the Latest Community Health Assessment

2024 Health Assessment Released by Hamilton County Health Department | Local News

The Hamilton County Health Department has released its latest 2024 A Picture of Our Health Community Health Assessment. This report, published every 4-5 years, provides a comprehensive overview of the health status of residents in Hamilton County and focuses on eight key factors that impact their overall well-being. These factors include access to health care and coverage, environmental health, chronic diseases, infectious diseases, mental health, injuries, substance abuse, and vulnerable populations.

In response to the report’s findings, the Health Department and the Regional Health Council will collaborate to develop strategies aimed at improving the community’s health and well-being. Dr. Dawn Ford, Epidemiology Department Manager at the Health Department, hopes that individuals will adopt healthier behaviors such as increasing exercise levels, eating better diets, and quitting smoking in response to the assessment’s findings. In addition to this report, the Epidemiology Department plans to release more informational materials on topics covered in the assessment and create a data dashboard to provide up-to-date local health information for residents of Hamilton County.

Overall, this assessment serves as an important tool for identifying areas where improvements need to be made in order to reduce disease prevalence in our community. By working together with community members and stakeholders towards creating a healthy future for all residents of Hamilton County is crucial.

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