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Bothwell to conduct community survey

November 18, 2012

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Obesity? Smoking? Cancer? Heart disease? Prescription costs? What are the most pressing health issues facing Pettis and Benton counties?

Bothwell is conducting a Community Health Needs Assessment to identify key health concerns and develop a plan to address community health needs. The assessment, which is a new, federal requirement for non-profit hospitals, will include information about health outcomes and data collected via a community survey.

“While this is a requirement, it’s also an excellent opportunity for us to find out what the community thinks are the most pressing health needs,” said Bothwell Community Outreach Coordinator Sarah Nail. “We have information based on those who become sick and need health care, but we’d really like to determine the needs of people who may not access the health system.”

Residents of Pettis or Benton counties can complete the survey online at brhc.org. Those without internet access may obtain a paper survey at the Bothwell Education Center, Bothwell Family Health, Bothwell OG/GYN, Bothwell Health Center-Truman Lake, Bothwell’s Cole Camp Clinic, Pettis County Health Center, Katy Trail Community Health, Benton County Health Department, the Pettis County Community Partnership, Sedalia Senior Center, Warsaw Senior Center or Sedalia Housing Authority. All survey results are confidential.

Participants who complete the survey may enter a drawing for a $100 Visa gift card.

Information collected through the survey will be used in developing a plan to address some of the most pressing community health needs. The completed Community Health Needs Assessment will be available to the public.

Questions may be directed to Sarah Nail at (660) 827-9138 or snail@brhc.org.

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