The El Dorado County Health and Human Services Agency, Public Health Division has released Healthy El Dorado County, 2014: A Community Health Status Assessment. The report contains data on a variety of health-related indicators and, where possible, El Dorado County data were compared to the State and to Healthy People 2020 benchmarks. The report can be accessed online at www.edcgov.us/publichealth.According to El Dorado County Health Officer, Dr. Alicia Paris-Pombo, the report shows that El Dorado County is doing well in a number of areas. "In fact, over the last several years, El Dorado County has consistently ranked in the top 10 among the healthiest counties in California," said Paris-Pombo. Areas in which the County is doing especially well include high incomes and educational attainment and low numbers of births to adolescents. Areas that call for improvement include substance abuse, domestic violence and high immunization personal belief exemption rates.
"Reports such as Healthy El Dorado County, 2014, are helpful because they give us insight into where we are as a community," explained Dr. Paris-Pombo. "Data can help us see where we are doing well so that we keep going strong and areas where we may need to focus more attention."
The Public Health Division has begun sharing the report with agency partners and is available to provide presentations to community groups and other interested individuals regarding the report findings. For questions about the report, or to schedule a presentation, please contact Olivia Byron-Cooper at (530) 621-6374.
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