A variety of organizations working across the spectrum of health in our region have again come together to better understand the health status, behaviors and needs of the populations they serve.
And now they need your help.
The Jasper and Newton Counties Community Health Collaborative as partners in the Ozarks Health Commission, a collaborative group of hospital partners, public health entities and community leaders across the Ozarks region, issued a Regional Health Assessment in 2016 to evaluate the health of our community and set a shared vision for action. This group is now looking to update that assessment for 2019.
In preparing for the updated Regional Health Assessment, organizations will be collecting data, as well as feedback and direction from partners and the public.
To that end, partners involved with this effort are asking for public feedback on their local healthcare needs and experiences in the survey linked below.
Questions are simple and are available in English and Spanish.
The working group aims to use this systematic, data-driven assessment to inform decisions and guide efforts to improve community health and wellness.
Participants include healthcare partners CoxHealth, Freeman Health System and Mercy; as well as public health partners the Springfield-Greene County Health Department, Taney County Health Department, Jasper County Health Department and Joplin City Health Department.
The resulting Regional Health Assessment will allow decision-makers to have a more holistic and up-to-date picture with which to strategically address community health concerns.
For more information, contact: Dan Pekarek, Director—Joplin City Health Department at (417) 623-6122, Tony Moehr, Administrator—Jasper County Health Department at (417) 358-0480, or Kathryn Wall, Public Health Information Administrator, Springfield-Greene County Health Department at (417) 874-1205.