Health Department Releases Results to 2019 Community Health Survey

Submitted by WCHD on Thu, 08/08/2019 - 9:00am
Siblings on hike in woods

The Wayne County Health Department has completed analysis of a community health survey available to the public throughout a variety of outlets in hard copy and electronic format late May to late June of this year. The survey was developed from a survey authored by the National Association of City and County Health Officials (NACCHO). Over 300 people responded to the questionnaire that included 4 content specific questions regarding the health of the community. One question asked respondents what they felt were the most important factors for a healthy community. The top three responses were safe neighborhoods, good jobs/health economy and access to care. Another question asked what the major health problems in our community are. Mental health, cancer and child abuse/neglect topped this list. Closely related to these items, when asked what some of the risky behaviors in our community are. The respondents answered drug abuse, alcohol abuse and being overweight.

Assessment & Action Plan

The Wayne County will use these results in concert with several agencies and entities in the community that are currently working on the Community Health Assessment. This full assessment along with an action plan to address these items should be complete by the end of the year. Please see the summary report attached below.