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2016

El Dorado County Announces Release of the 2016 Community Health Assessment
Community Invited to Review and Provide Input on the Report
Department:
Health and Human Services Agency

Date:
5/13/2016
Contact:
Kristine Oase Guth

Phone:
(530) 621-7582

The El Dorado County Health and Human Services Agency, Public Health Division is proud to present the 2016 Community Health Assessment (CHA) for El Dorado County. The CHA is a compilation of new and existing data that provides a comprehensive picture of the health of El Dorado County residents. The public is invited to review and provide comment on the report through May 31, 2016.

“This project was a unique collaboration between Public Health, our partners and the community,” said Olivia Byron-Cooper, Program Manager and Epidemiologist with Public Health. “The CHA process was conducted to increase the understanding of our community’s current health through both specific health indicators and community input on areas of concern. The information in the report has been used to select focus areas and priorities, but will not be finalized until input from the public is considered.”  

Members of the public may obtain a copy of the 2016 Community Health Assessment online at www.edcgov.us/publichealth or may request a copy by contacting Public Health at (530) 621-6267. Questions and/or public comment on the report may be submitted in writing through May 31, 2016 at 12:00 Noon, via email at phealth@edcgov.us or via postal mail: to El Dorado County Health and Human Services Agency, Public Health Division, CHA, 931 Spring Street, Placerville, CA 95667. The Health and Human Services Agency will document and consider all substantive feedback.

“The CHA is part of Public Health’s Community Health Improvement Planning process that encourages collaboration between partners, and provides an opportunity for Public Health and its partners to commit resources to create healthier communities in our County,” said Byron-Cooper.

According to Byron-Cooper, in addition to traditional data that was used to create the CHA, Public Health partnered with the El Dorado County Youth Commission on a data collection project entitled, “Health Through My Eyes (HTME) Photovoice”. Youth who participated in HTME took photographs of what they believe contributes to good and poor health in our community and shared their perspectives through photography and stories. A video featuring the youth narratives can be found at: www.welldorado.org.

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