OLBH and KDMC Seek Community Input on Health Needs

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

OLBH and King’s Daughters Medical Center (KDMC) are working together on a community needs assessment to identify the area’s most pressing health concerns and are looking for feedback from area residents. 

OLBH and KDMC invite the public to participate in the short electronic survey. The responses will remain anonymous and will help shape future healthcare offerings. The community health needs assessment is open to residents of Boyd, Carter and Greenup counties in Kentucky and Lawrence County in Ohio. The survey can be completed online in just a few minutes by clicking here

Every three years nonprofit hospitals are required to conduct a community health needs assessment in order to identify key health needs and issues through systematic, comprehensive data collection and analysis. OLBH and KDMC last conducted an assessment in 2016, and the results revealed the issues of substance abuse, obesity, access to care and poverty as the primary barriers to health. Those issues resulted in four workgroups being formed by the Healthy Choices, Healthy Communities coalition in order to find the best ways to address each. Both OLBH and KDMC are members of the coalition.

The online survey for the 2019 community health needs assessment is available through the end of April. Additionally, focus groups are being conducted in April and May throughout the region. The combined results of the survey and focus groups will be used to complete the health assessment, a copy of which will be made publicly available at both BonSecours.com and KDMC.com. For more information on the community health needs assessment, or to receive a paper copy of the survey for those who do not wish to complete it online, call (606) 833-3106.