County health assessment released

Staff report

The members of the Crawford County Health Partners are pleased to present the 2016 Crawford County & Galion City Community Health Status Assessment. From the beginning, community leaders were actively engaged in the planning process and helped define the content, scope, and sequence of the study. Data was collected through health surveys mailed to a random sample of Crawford County adult residents; as well as an additional sampling of Galion City adult residents. A random sample of students were selected and surveyed in Crawford County schools. The goal was to identify key strengths, weaknesses, and health concerns for residents of Crawford County and Galion City.

The full report has been posted for review and public comment at:

Galion City Health Department –

Crawford County Public Health –

Avita Health System –

The direct link to public comment can be found at:

“This assessment gives us an excellent opportunity to partner with Crawford County and Galion City government leaders, agencies, organizations, businesses, schools and local residents to begin developing a Community Health Improvement Plan,” said Health Commissioner Trish Factor. “Feedback from the public will be used to clarify and validate the key findings of the assessment,” said Factor.

This comprehensive Community Health Assessment is the result of a strong commitment by dedicated community partners working together to improve the health and quality of life of Crawford County/ Galion City residents. The health assessment gives us a snapshot of our community as well as a comparison to the state of Ohio and our nation. The 2016 Crawford County & Galion City Community Health Status Assessment was made possible through funding from the Galion City Health Department, Crawford County Public Health, Avita Health System, Crawford-Marion County

ADAMH Board, Community Foundation for Crawford County, Crawford County Education & Economic Development Partnership, and City of Bucyrus.

Staff report

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