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ALMH Community Health Collaborative Asking Logan County Residents to Participate in Health Survey

Logan County residents are being asked to participate in a health survey with about a week left before it expires.


The Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital Community Health Collaborative helps coordinate the survey that seeks to assess the community on what is important to them from a health perspective. On the WHOW Morning Show Monday, Angie Stoltzenburg with the Health Collaborative indicates this survey only comes around once every three years, so the community's input is very important.



According to Stoltzenburg, this is quite an undertaking for the Collaborative as they analyze a lot of outside data points and then focus on Logan County to help come up with the survey for the community to provide input.



Obesity, substance use, and mental health have been targeted in the path and Stoltzenburg explains they also targeted cancer and poverty because they have the resources to also address those issues. Additionally, she notes that led to a county-wide community health plan with all the stakeholders was created so everyone was on the same page.



As the community provides its input, Stoltzenburg tries to let the data lead them in their efforts. One thing that is likely to continue to be something they focus on is obesity because that appears to be an issue that is not going away.



Stoltzenburg notes she will be watching a social determinant of health such as living conditions which could lead to trying to secure affordable housing to better address issues in the community even if it looks strange for the hospital to be concerned about it.


November 30 is the final day to participate in the survey in Logan County. Stoltzenburg is willing to send out any participants that want a paper copy, just contact her at 217-605-5008 or visit almh.org to find the survey on the world wide web. 

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