The Barry-Eaton District Health Department has announced the release of Healthy! Capital Counties 2018, an assessment and prioritization of community-wide health compiled to encourage collaborative, data-driven decision-making and policies in the tri-counties.
The first component in the report is an assessment of the current state of community health in Clinton, Eaton, and Ingham counties. The second identifies regional community health priorities found by health and human service organizations and community members from the region after the assessment.
The priorities will guide local community health efforts over the next three years.
The assessment’s health priorities for 2019-2021 are Behavioral Health, Health Care Access and Quality, Obesity, Financial Stability and Economic Mobility and Chronic Disease.
“The Healthy! Capital Counties project gathers community feedback through a variety of mechanisms to ensure that the process is community-driven,” said Susan Peters, health analyst for the Barry-Eaton District Health Department. “As the project moves forward on addressing the identified health priorities, we will continue to partner with community organizations and stakeholders to improve health for people in Eaton County and the greater tri-county area.”
To access the report, visit www.healthycapitalcounties.org.