Portage County Community Health Assessment

This report presents the results of Portage County’s collaborative community health assessment (CHA). Its purposes are to: (1) help create a shared understanding of health needs in Portage County and the local public health system’s future information collection needs and (2) create a foundation for future public health improvements by informing a Community Health Improvement Planning (CHIP) process and enabling a continuing quality improvement process for the local public health system.

Available online (The file has been divided into two files for easier downloading):
Part 1: Main Report: http://phsharing.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/PortageCountyCHA.pdf
Part 2: Appendices: http://phsharing.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/PortageCountyCHAAppendices.pdf

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  • Research and Evaluation: The report identifies a list of 46 substantiated health needs in 9 broad areas within Portage County (Ohio), and an identification of potential strategies for improving data collection to inform future health assessment rounds.ere