Local News: Hamilton County Health Department unveils latest health assessment for 2024

Unveiling Hamilton County’s Health Status: A Comprehensive Assessment for Healthier Living

Hamilton County’s Health Department has recently released its 2024 A Picture of Our Health Community Health Assessment. This comprehensive report, published every 4-5 years, provides a detailed analysis of the health status of Hamilton County residents. It focuses on eight key factors that impact the health and well-being of the community, including access to healthcare and coverage, environmental health, chronic diseases, infectious diseases, mental health, injuries, substance abuse, and vulnerable populations.

The report is an essential tool for guiding efforts to improve the community’s health outcomes. The Health Department and Regional Health Council will collaborate to develop strategies aimed at reducing the impact of these diseases and identifying health priorities. The Epidemiology Department of the Health Department plans to release additional informative materials on topics covered in A Picture of Our Health. Furthermore, a data dashboard will be created and published in the near future to provide accurate and timely local health information to the community.

Dr. Dawn Ford, Manager of the Epidemiology Department, emphasizes the importance of this 175-page assessment in guiding efforts to improve overall health outcomes for Hamilton County residents. Dr. Ford hopes that community members will adopt healthier behaviors such as increased exercise, better nutrition, and smoking cessation to reduce disease risk and improve overall quality of life.

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