Friday, February 19, 2016

Your feedback needed! Take the Community Health Needs survey by Reid Health

What do you believe are the most important health needs of the region served by Reid Health?

The health system has launched a Community Health Needs survey for the region to gather vital information that helps better understand the health status and needs of the communities Reid serves. “This input will help us shape future programs and areas of focus as we work to improve the health of our citizens,” said Billie Kester, Director of Continuum of Care at Reid Health.

Kester noted that the survey is part of extensive requirements for the health system to maintain its not-for-profit status as a mission-focused organization. “This survey allows community members to tell us what they feel are the most important health issues facing our region,” Kester said. “This ensures their voices are heard as we shape programs and make decisions for our priorities, and about ways we can help other organizations dedicated to addressing community health needs.”

The online survey will be open until April 1, and is estimated to take only 10-15 minutes to complete.

Kester said the survey results will be combined with results from key interviews, focus groups and other data to be presented in July for review. Then the information will be used to shape Reid Health’s priorities for addressing community health needs over the next three years.

The last survey from 2013 identified several areas of focus that included mental health and substance abuse, physical activity, nutrition and obesity, and access to health services among others. These issues helped drive the focus of outreach, programs and grants given through Community Benefit, as will the results of the 2016 survey going forward, Kester said.

To take or share the survey: Community Health Needs Survey

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