October 25, 2013
Data compiled from numerous sources in the draft 2013 Community Health Assessment (CHA) for Oneida and Herkimer counties is included in the document here. Faculty and staff from the Central New York Master of Public Health Program provided technical support to a team made up of representatives of St. Elizabeth Medical Center and other local hospitals, the Oneida County Health Department and community agencies. The CNYMPH program is a graduate program in public health sponsored by Syracuse University and Upstate Medical School.
This work group also included representatives of neighboring Herkimer County because many of the services used by residents of Herkimer County, particularly acute care hospital services, are in Oneida County and many community service agencies serve both Herkimer and Oneida counties.
A community health forum, held on May 20, 2013, marked the formal launch of the CHA process. The participants worked in small groups to identify and prioritize key health-system and health-status issues. The results of the forum helped to frame the key issues to examine during the course of the process. This collaborative process ensured broad participation in the analysis of data and selection of priority areas.
We are continuing to work on the action plans related to these goals and outline objectives and interventions to incorporate the work being done in these areas. Please contact us if you have any comments on the draft data book.
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