This week, the Wyandot County Health Alliance will begin its survey of Wyandot County residents as part of a community health assessment process. The Wyandot County Health Alliance are working closely with the Hospital Council of Northwest Ohio and researchers at the University of Toledo to conduct the survey.
Over the next two months, 2,000 Wyandot County residents will be randomly selected to participate in a survey of adults ages 19-years and older. Residents of Wyandot County who are randomly selected are urged to complete and return the survey.
The anonymous survey asks participants to answer questions about general health, risk and protective health factors, and access to health care. These answers will create a snapshot of the health of Wyandot County. The results will guide many public and private agencies in their program planning over the next several years by identifying key health problems.
The final community health assessment report will be published in the summer of 2021 at which time the results will be used to prioritize needs and create a community health improvement plan.
The Wyandot County Health Alliance are composed of many public and private agencies that make up the public health system. The partners include (but are not limited to): Wyandot County Skilled Nursing and Rehab, Wyandot Memorial Hospital, Wyandot Memorial Home Health and Hospice, Wyandot County Public Health, Wyandot County Family & Children First, Wyandot County Department of Job & Family Services, Wyandot County Board of DD, Wyandot County EMS, Wyandot County Commissioners, United Way, Open Door, Mental Health and Recovery Services Board, Premier Bank of the Midwest, First National Bank of Sycamore, First Citizens National Bank, and Firelands Regional Medical Center.