KENTON, Ohio- September 15, 2022- This week, The Hardin County Community Needs Assessment Advisory Committee will begin its survey of Hardin County residents as part of a community health assessment process.
The Hardin County Community Needs Assessment Advisory Committee is working closely with the Hospital Council of Northwest Ohio and researchers at the University of Toledo to conduct the survey.
Over the next two months, 2,000 Hardin County residents will be randomly selected to participate in a survey of adults ages 19-years and older. Residents of Hardin County who are randomly selected are urged to complete and return the survey.
The anonymous survey asks participants to answer questions about general health, risk and protective health factors, and access to health care.
These answers will create a snapshot of the health of Hardin County.
The results will guide many public and private agencies in their program planning over the next several years by identifying key health problems.
The final community health assessment report will be published in late spring of 2023 at which time the results will be used to prioritize needs and create a community health improvement plan.