Every three years, funding through the Affordable Care Act requires an assessment given to the community to prioritize public health concerns. Angie Stoltzenburg with the Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital Foundation in Logan County on the WHOW Morning Show Tuesday told Regional Radio News, their latest community assessment just wrapped up.
The priorities out of the assessment were obesity, youth mental health, and substance abuse. According to Stoltzenburg, those do not vary much from the previous assessment.
Stoltzenburg believes in years past, the initiatives they have been able to take on have shown to be positive. She indicates they have focused on initiatives in the schools targeting programs promoting health and wellness.
Stoltzenburg notes the Foundation will now work to plan for the next three years. You can find the Community Health Collaborative on Facebook by visiting facebook.com/almhchc.