2016 Community Health Assessment Released

2016 Highland County Community Health Assessment

Appendix A - HCCAO Community Health Report  - April 2016

Appendix B - Pride Survey Executive Summary.pdf

Appendix C - Highland_County_The_Health_of_Our_Community

Appendix D - OH-appalachian-children-crossroads

This report and its attachments provide a picture of how Highland County is performing in many key health areas.  What health areas do we do well in?  What do we struggle with?  How do we evaluate our own health?  These and other questions were posed to both health providers and the general public in order to help to describe our community's health.  Read the report for the results of this exciting survey.

The results from this assessment will be used to develop a Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP).  The CHIP takes the health issues that we face as a community and puts some key goals and long term objectives in place for how we are going to work together, as a community, and work to improve them.  

Please contact the health department with any questions.  

 

 

FREE Lipid Screenings Throughout February!

 

FEBRUARY IS HEART HEALTH MONTH

 “Love Your Heart”

The Highland County Health Department is offering FREE Lipid Profile screens throughout the month of February in honor of National Heart Health Month. This screening is incredibly important in assessing if someone is at risk for heart disease. 

Did you know?

  • Every year in the United States, approximately 610,000 people die of heart disease
  • Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women
  • Every year about 735,000 Americans have a heart attack
  • Coronary Heart Disease (CHD) is the most common type of heart disease, killing over 370,000 people annually
  • Having high LDL (bad) cholesterol puts you at risk of developing heart disease

FREE Lipid Profile screens will be available throughout the month of February to residents of Highland County who are 45 years or older.  This screening requires that you fast (have nothing to eat or drink) for 12 hours before the test.  For more information or to schedule your FREE screening, contact us at the Highland County Health Department (937)393-1941.