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2024 Health Assessment Released by Hamilton County Health Department | Local News

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Apr 3, 2024

The 2024 A Picture of Our Health Community Health Assessment has been released by the Hamilton County Health Department. This report is published every 4-5 years and focuses on eight key factors that impact the overall health of residents in Hamilton County. These factors include access to health care and health care coverage, environmental health, chronic diseases, infectious diseases, mental health, injuries, substance abuse, and vulnerable populations.

The report offers a comprehensive overview of the health status of Hamilton County residents. Over the next few years, the Health Department and the Regional Health Council will collaborate to develop strategies that aim to enhance the health and well-being of the community, identify health priorities, and involve the community in addressing these issues. The Health Department’s Epidemiology Department plans to release additional informational materials on topics covered in the report, as well as create and publish a data dashboard to provide the community with up-to-date local health information.

Dr. Dawn Ford, Epidemiology Department Manager, sees the 175-page assessment as a tool to address ways to reduce the prevalence of diseases in the community. Dr. Ford hopes that individuals will adopt healthier behaviors such as increasing exercise, eating better, and quitting smoking in response to the findings of the assessment.

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