Monday, Aug 21st, 2023
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North Iowa Community Health Assessment Released
A Shared Approach to Empowering Health and Well-being
(Mason City) – North Iowa takes a significant step forward in understanding the well-being of its residents with the launch of the 2024 – 2026 Community Health Assessment (CHA) Report. The CHA, a comprehensive and living document, is a collaborative effort among 14 community organizations and local health departments, aiming to assess the current health status, needs, and challenges faced by the community.
This vital initiative not only empowers the community with valuable insights but also strengthens collective efforts in fostering healthier lives for its residents. “The launch of the North Iowa Community Health Assessment marks a momentous milestone in our collective journey towards a better quality of life for all,” states Cassidy Flory, public health specialist with CG Public Health. “By embracing a shared approach to understanding the health landscape and identifying priorities to work on, we lay the foundation for a brighter and healthier future”.
The CHA serves as a guide to understanding the overall health status of the community, identifies existing needs and concerns and outlines priority areas. By consolidating information and efforts in north Iowa, the CHA reduces duplication, delivers a consistent message, and creates a more robust support system for those living, working, and playing in our communities. Through this collaborative approach, community organizations and local health departments gain a clearer understanding of the health landscape, enabling them to design more targeted interventions and pursue grant opportunities that directly benefit the community.
Those seeking to actively contribute to making North Iowa healthier, are encouraged to reach out via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. The team welcomes engagement from individuals, organizations, and stakeholders passionate about enhancing the well-being of our community. The CHA is viewable by the public at the following link. The North Iowa Community Health Assessment.
The Dedicated Organizations
The success of the CHA would not be possible without the unwavering commitment of the following organizations:
• MercyOne North Iowa Medical Center
• North Iowa Community Action Organization
• Prairie Ridge Integrated Behavioral Healthcare
• North Iowa Area Council of Governments
• Mason City Youth Task Force
• CG Public Health
• United Way of North Central Iowa
• North Iowa Area Community College
• Wright County Public Health
• Palo Alto County Public Health
• Floyd County Public Health
• Hancock County Public Health
• Kossuth County Public Health
• Winnebago County Public Health
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