Crawford County Health Partners Release the 2022 Health Needs Assessment

Depression, drug overdose deaths, youth drug use, suicide and heart disease are the top five priority health outcomes in Crawford County, as identified by the 2022 Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA/CHA).

The 2022 Crawford County Community Health Needs Assessment is the third community health assessment conducted by community agencies who are active members of Crawford County Health Partners. This report is based on epidemiological, qualitative, quantitative and comparative methods in order to help guide local decisions on how to better meet the health needs of our community. The information provided in the report is critical to those in positions to make positive impacts on the health of the Crawford County community’s residents. The assessment identifies major health concerns, gaps in services, disparities and opportunities. 

“Improving the health of our community starts with regularly taking a look at what our biggest challenges are,” said Kate Siefert, Crawford County Health Commissioner. “We can then prioritize needs and concerns to focus efforts and resources collaboratively to make an impact. Data from prior assessments have helped community members receive grant funding and create programs to help raise awareness of substance use issues, increase education and understanding of trauma informed care, provide depression and suicide screenings, expand weight-loss medical programs, implement diabetes prevention programs and address food insecurity.”

The Crawford County Health Partners is comprised of over twenty local organizations that work collaboratively to improve community wellness in Crawford County. The 2022 CHNA/CHA report is available to the public via Avita Health System, Crawford County Pubic Health and Galion City Health Department websites. The Crawford County Health Partners encourage all community members to review the information and welcome organizations to reference the report when seeking grant funding that will improve or enhance the health and well-being of the community. View the report online!

The 2022 Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) report was prepared by Moxley Public Health, LLC, (www.moxleypublichealth.com) an independent consulting firm that works with hospitals and other community-based nonprofit organizations both domestically and internationally.

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