Results of community health assessment announced

| June 26, 2017

COSHOCTON – The Coshocton City and Coshocton County health departments collaborated with the Appalachian Rural Health Institute (ARHI) at Ohio University on a community health assessment for Coshocton County. The 2017 Community Health Assessment identified the following six main health issues in the community: Substance abuse, cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, depression and chronic low respiratory disease.

The health assessment showed heart disease and cancers as the leading causes of death in the county. This health survey suggests more public concern with substance abuse in the county than the two leading causes of death. This health assesment also includes environmental health indicators into the assessment process. Those who participated in the survey clearly identified housing and neighborhood conditions as their main concerns related to the environmental health.

The community’s help is needed in determening the next steps to address these health issues. To provide feedback on the 2017 Coshocton Community Health Assessment, please use the following link: The survey will be posted until the end of the day on Friday, July 28.

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