The Madison County Health Department, in cooperation with Community Memorial Hospital, Oneida Healthcare, and other community partners, is presently working on the County’s Community Health Needs Assessment. The Health Assessment identifies local health priorities and helps formulate a plan to address them over the next three years.
The Health Department and hospitals hosted a Public Health System Assessment meeting on March 7 at The Hampton Inn in Cazenovia. Nearly 80 health and human service providers and other stakeholders attended to discuss the capacities of our local public health system and the most pressing health challenges and opportunities facing Madison County. Valuable input was collected from various sectors of the community, including public safety, faith organizations, schools and colleges, healthcare providers, human service agencies, elected officials, and more.
The next piece of the assessment will involve obtaining input from county residents through phone surveys and focus groups. The community input gathered will allow the County to complete the Community Health Needs Assessment and develop a Community Health Improvement Plan, which will be completed by the end of this year. Stay tuned for more information on how the Madison County Health Department will be reaching out to the community to gather feedback from residents and how you can be a part of the Community Health Needs Assessment process.