Hamilton County Health Department Releases 2024 Health Assessment in Local News

Unveiling the State of Health in Hamilton County: A Picture of Our Community’s Well-being and Priorities for Improvement

The 2024 A Picture of Our Health report has been published by the Hamilton County Health Department, providing a comprehensive assessment of the health status of residents in the area. This report, which is released every 4-5 years, focuses on eight key factors that impact overall health, including access to healthcare and coverage, environmental health, chronic diseases, infectious diseases, mental health, injuries, substance abuse, and vulnerable populations.

Moving forward, the Health Department and Regional Health Council will collaborate to develop strategies aimed at improving community health and wellbeing. They will also engage the community in addressing health issues and identify priorities for improvement. The Epidemiology Department plans to release more informational materials on topics covered in A Picture of Our Health. Additionally, a data dashboard will be created and published in the future to provide accurate and timely local health information.

Dr. Dawn Ford, manager of the Epidemiology Department emphasizes the importance of this 175-page assessment in identifying ways to reduce disease prevalence in the community. Dr. Ford hopes that community members will make positive changes in their behavior such as exercising more, eating better and quitting smoking to improve their overall health.

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