Health departments and CCMH release survey

| June 6, 2016

COSHOCTON – The City of Coshocton Health Department and the Coshocton County Health Department have partnered with Coshocton Hospital to survey members of area communities to learn what residents consider their top health priorities. The survey takes only minutes to complete and helps identify important issues like barriers to accessing care as well as what health-related conditions are of greatest concern to area residents.

The survey process is performed every three years by all not-for-profit community hospitals working in conjunction with area health care resources. County and city health departments are now also required to complete a Community Health Needs Assessment for accreditation, so the three organizations are collaborating in this survey and report process.

The online survey can be accessed through links on the hospital’s and the health departments’ websites. Community members are encouraged to log on to;; or and click on the link to the Community Health Needs Assessment Survey. The survey questions take only a few minutes to answer and answers are completely confidential. For those who prefer a paper survey, copies are available at the Coshocton Hospital Emergency Department registration desk, at the City Health Department and County Health Department locations and at the Muskingum Valley Health Center.

The surveys will remain online through June 15. Information from the survey will be used to complete the 2016 Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) document, which will identify the top health concerns based on community input. Representatives from the hospital, the city and county health departments and other health organizations will use the document to establish educational programs, screening events and other services in response to the survey results.

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