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Local Health Coalition Surveying Residents of Knox County on Health Status and Concerns

Public input is vital to the county’s success of new and existing programs and
service development. Knox Health Planning Partnership (KHPP) is asking for
your input as part of the 2024 Community Health Assessment (CHA), a survey
conducted every three (3) years to identify priority health needs and concerns
in Knox County.


KHPP is a nonprofit community coalition coordinated by Knox Public Health in
partnership with local agencies from across the county. Moxley Public Health
is facilitating the survey, including data collection, analysis, and guidance. The
survey is designed to gather data on various topics, including general health
status, chronic disease, access to care, preventative healthcare, and quality of
life. All Knox County residents are encouraged to complete the anonymous
survey. There is no way for answers to be linked back to respondents.
Once the community health assessment is completed, the information
collected will serve as the baseline of community health data. It will be used
by local organizations to support decision making, grant applications, design
programs, and develop health improvement goals for Knox County. A
community health improvement plan (CHIP) will also be developed to address
health issues of concern. The CHIP will serve Knox County as a roadmap for
community partners to work together on identified priority health needs.


“Assessing the health of the community is not a task nor a chore, it’s taking
responsibility ensuring our efforts are aligned with community needs creating
a more resilient future.” said Health Commissioner Zach Green of Knox Public
Health.


Funding for the CHA is provided by Knox Public Health and Knox Community
Hospital. KHPP member organizations include: Knox Public Health; Knox
Community Hospital; United Way of Knox County; City of Mount Vernon;
Community Foundation of Mount Vernon & Knox County; Family & Children
First Council; Kenyon College; Knox County Board of Developmental
Disabilities; Knox County Chamber of Commerce; Knox County Head Start;
Knox County Job and Family Services; Knox County Sheriff; New Directions;
Anew Behavioral Health; YMCA; Knox County Foundation; Mental Health and
Recovery Board; Pathways of Central Ohio; The Freedom Center and Mount
Vernon Nazarene University.


The Community Health Assessment and Community Health Improvement
Plan will be made available to Knox County residents in the fall 2024. For
more information about the Community Health Assessment or to see past
results, please visit knoxhealth.com


For questions, please contact Tina Cockrell, Public Health Education and
Nursing (PHEN) Director, at tcockrell@knoxhealth.com

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