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Knox Health Planning Partnership send out Assessment

Public input is vital to the success of new programs and service development. It is
also highly valued by the coalition working to develop new health initiatives to
benefit Knox County residents. Beginning this month, the Knox Health Planning
Partnership (KHPP) will be asking for your input as part of the 2018 Community
Health Assessment.
KHPP has worked in collaboration with Hospital Council of Northwest Ohio to
develop a survey that gathers data on a variety of health related topics, including:
health status, chronic diseases, access to care, preventative healthcare, and quality
of life. Results of the survey will assist in the development of the 2018 Community
Health Improvement Plan.
Knox County residents will be randomly selected to participate in the survey.
Selected residents will receive a survey in the mail. KHPP asks residents to
complete it and return it in the pre-stamped, pre-addressed return envelope. This
survey is completely anonymous and there is no way for answers to be linked back
to respondents. Participation in this survey is critical as it will help KHPP member
agencies make decisions about programming and initiatives regarding health in our
community.
“We welcome this as a wonderful opportunity to gather information on the health
status of residents from residents themselves. We are excited to learn more about
the health of our community and in turn what can do to make Knox County a
healthier place to live, work, and play”, said Health Commissioner Julie Miller of
the Knox County Health Department.
“And residents can be assured that member agencies of KHPP are fully committed
to addressing priority needs identified from the survey results. We expect those
priority needs to include physical, behavioral, or environmental health, as well as
social service resources and community development.”

Funding for the survey is being provided by Knox Community Hospital, United
Way of Knox County, Kenyon College, YMCA of Mount Vernon, Knox County
Head Start, Mental Health & Recovery of Knox & Licking Counties, Knox
County Health Department, Chamber of Commerce, Freedom Center, and
Sanctuary Community Action.
“The work done in KHPP and the collaborative effort that has been put into this
assessment is truly an example of the tremendous community spirit that exists in
Knox County,” said Miller. “Now, we just need local residents to do their part to
complete the project by completing and returning a survey if selected.”
KHPP members include: Knox County Health Department, Knox Community
Hospital, United Way of Knox County, City of Mount Vernon, Community
Foundation of Mount Vernon & Knox County, Family & Children First Council,
Interchurch Social Services, Kenyon College, Kno-Ho- Co Ashland Community
Action Commission, Knox County Board of Developmental Disabilities, Knox
County Chamber of Commerce, Knox County Commissioners, Knox County Head
Start, Knox County Job and Family Services, New Directions, The Freedom
Center, Mount Vernon Nazarene University, Sanctuary Community Action, OSU
Extension of Knox County, and Mount Vernon City Schools
KHPP hopes to make both the Community Health Assessment and Improvement
Plan available to Knox County residents by late Summer 2018.

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