Health Needs Assessments
2019 Community Needs Assessment
In an effort to improve the health of Lake County residents, as well as maximize resources, avoid service duplication and enhance community agency collaboration and coordination, Lake Health and Lake County General Health District have brought together county social service agencies and non-profit partners to perform the first ever combined Lake County Community Health Needs Assessment.
Identifying social, biological and environmental factors that influence health at a population level is of increasing focus for both the public health and health care systems, and the community health needs assessment is a powerful tool to determine how these factors impact the health-related needs of a community. Health needs are identified through a systematic collection and analysis of both qualitative and quantitative information and are accompanied by a community health improvement plan that describes the actions each partner will take to address the identified needs.
Committed to Improving Health
Both the community health needs assessment and community health improvement plan enable Lake County communities to address the health of its residents in an informed and meaningful way. Lake Health, Lake County General Health District and all of the participating partners are committed to this process and to improving the health of Lake County residents.
In light of the number of Lake County residents affected, the individual and community impact, and the local capacity to address, the following nine health concerns were chosen as priorities in the 2020-2022 Lake County Community Health Improvement Plan:
- Access to Care
- Alcohol Abuse
- Drug Overdose Deaths
- Heart Disease
- High Blood Pressure
- Limited Access to Healthy Foods
- Mental Health
Previous Health Needs Assessments
- 2016 Community Health Needs Assessment
- 2017-2019 Community Health Needs Assessment Implementation Plan for TriPoint Medical Center
- 2017-2019 Community Health Needs Assessment Implementation Plan for West Medical Center