Community members can set the agenda on Madison County’s health for the future.
Every five years, the Madison County Health Department asks local community members to provide their thoughts and opinions about the level of health experienced in our community. The goal is to establish a five-year strategic Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) to address top concerns regarding health issues.
The plan happens in three phases: gathering information, analyzing that information, and setting priorities for specific measurable actions, according to a release sent out by the department.
Phase one has been accomplished. People in Madison County participated in a survey in Fall 2019. A partnership between the health department and the EKU Department of Health Promotion and Administration combined the efforts of faculty, staff, and students to provide a scientific survey tool.
The results of the survey and other local data are accessible online at bit.ly/MCHDCHASurvey. After viewing the presentation, participants can help prioritize local needs by completing a brief survey. The link is active through Oct. 5.
A link is also available on the health department’s website at www.madisoncountyhealthdept.org, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
Local response is vital to the project’s effectiveness.
“This plan is not created in a vacuum–the foundation of the plan is based on local input,” said MCHD Health Education Director Lloyd Jordison.
“The Health Department and our partners are asking Madison County community members to click on the link and give their response. Local feedback is needed to set the agenda for a positive impact on Madison County for the next five years,” said Jordison.
Community members are encouraged to share the link with their colleagues, family, and friends.