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Shawnee Co. Commissioners get updated on Community Health Needs Assessment

The Shawnee Co. Health Department needed to make changes to some operations due to the...
The Shawnee Co. Health Department needed to make changes to some operations due to the resignation of Dr. Gianfranco Pezzino from the position of Health Officer.
Published: Feb. 22, 2021 at 6:14 PM CST
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TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - Shawnee Co. Commissioners got an update on the progress of the Health Department’s Community Health Needs Assessment Monday morning.

It’s a collaborative effort between the health department, Stormont Vail Health and Heartland Healthy Neighborhoods.

It is a process that’s done every three years in order to evaluate the health of the community so they can create actionable interventions through their community health improvement plan.

Over 1,500 people have responded to this year’s survey since it launched at the beginning of the month.

“We’ve really gone these last two iterations of getting into the community and getting a better perception of the individuals themselves,” Health Department spokesman Craig Barnes said.

The survey will be available until early March fill it out here.

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