Community Health Assessment results released

(KLZA)-- Community Medical Center in Falls City has released the results of a Community Health Needs Assessment for 2018. 

Input was gathered from the medical staff, government, law enforcement, churches, health department and other care providers and community members.

Identified as the top priorities were: Behavioral Health: A need to increase support and care for those with mental health and substance abuse issues.

Fitness and Obesity: There is a need to promote fitness and reducing the prevalence of obesity.  

Chronic Diseases and  Cancer:  The need is to improve tools, education and systems to prevent cancers and chronic diseases, and to aid in their early detection and management. 

Other concerns included: a lack of access or insecure access to health care, including emergency services,   maternal and newborn needs and home care;  the inability of individuals, families and businesses to afford care, including medications; and the need for more education and support to community members, families and care gives for end-of-life decisions. 

You may view the entire report and implementation plan at the CMC website: The report is located in the Community tab.                                        

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