FLEMING ISLAND – The Florida Department of Health in Clay County and the Health Planning Council of Northeast Florida have partnered to conduct the 2023 Clay County Community Health Assessment, a …
FLEMING ISLAND – The Florida Department of Health in Clay County and the Health Planning Council of Northeast Florida have partnered to conduct the 2023 Clay County Community Health Assessment, a process conducted every three years to identify priority health needs and concerns in the community.
Several healthcare and community stakeholders gathered recently at the UF/IFAS Extension Office in Green Cove Springs for the Clay County Community Health Assessment Kick-Off Meeting.
Components of Clay County’s health assessment will include an analysis of available demographic data, health statistics, and access to health care indicators for county residents.
Together with community input on health care services and quality of life issues from focus group discussions and key stakeholder interviews, this data will be used to shape the Clay County Health Improvement Plan (CHIP).
The CHIP will guide health and social service providers in the county in their program development efforts over the next three-to-five years.
Susan Grich, HPCNEF President and CEO, said: “Since this health assessment is focused on the Clay community, we’re striving to get responses from as many residents as possible. All voices must be heard, especially those of vulnerable and underserved populations.”
If you live in Clay County, you are encouraged to complete the survey. Local business owners, educators, and community-based organizations are also encouraged to share the survey with staff, partners, volunteers, family, and friends. The survey is also available in Spanish.
The survey will remain open until June 30. Survey responses are anonymous.
Take the survey here: https://forms.office.com/r/XtW4j5cFBR
For questions about the survey, please get in touch with Lillian Zeman’s email at Lillian_Zeman@hpcnef.org.