Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Interested in the Communities’ Thoughts on Improving Health in Jefferson County?

The Jefferson County Department of Health (JCDH) coordinated a community health assessment and strategic planning process for Jefferson County in an initiative called Community Matters 20/20: Assessment, Visioning and Planning for a Healthy Jefferson County, Alabama. The work of Community Matters has culminated in the Community Health Assessment and the Community Health Improvement Plan with its associated Jefferson County, Alabama Work Plan. The Community Health Assessment for Jefferson County, Alabama provides a robust overview of the challenges and needs facing Jefferson County residents while also outlining the strengths and resources available to aid us in facing those challenges. The Community Health Improvement Plan and Jefferson County, Alabama Work Plan will serve as the county’s guide to health improvement for the next five years (November 2014 through November 2019).

JCDH would like to express its sincere appreciation to the more than 1,000 people who contributed to the creation of these documents. These contributions include, but are not limited to, serving on planning committees, completing surveys, participating in focus groups, etc.

To move the health of Jefferson County, Alabama forward, community members and the local public health system must work collectively and collaboratively to accomplish the goals outlined in the Community Health Improvement Plan. If you, or your organization would like to an active role in the Community Health Improvement Plan for Jefferson County, Alabama, please contact the Jefferson County Department of Health for more information at CommunityMatters2020@jcdh.org.

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