Health District seeks public input on Community Health Assessment

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LAS VEGAS – The Southern Nevada Health District is seeking public input on its Community Health Assessment. A Community Health Assessment identifies a community’s health-related needs and strengths, as well as the resources available to address and improve health outcomes. The completion of the draft assessment was a collaborative effort that included a number of community organizations and individuals. The document is available for review on the Health District website, and participants are asked to provide comments via a survey. The comment period will close at 5 p.m. on May 16, 2016.

This overarching assessment was accomplished using a formalized process and comprises four additional assessments. Health District staff and partners conducted a Community Health Status Assessment, Community Themes and Strengths Assessment, Local Public Health System Assessment, and Forces of Change Assessment in order to complete the document. These various assessments collect and analyze data, explore competencies and capacities of the public health system, and survey the community to ensure a comprehensive appraisal of the community is presented.

The Community Health Assessment is intended to serve as a guidance document for strategic planning for the Health District and its community partners.

Access information about the Southern Nevada Health District on its website: www.SNHD.info. Follow the Health District on Facebook: www.facebook.com/SouthernNevadaHealthDistrict, YouTube: www.youtube.com/SNHealthDistrict, and Twitter: www.twitter.com/SNHDinfo. The Health District is available in Spanish on Twitter: www.twitter.com/TuSNHD. Don’t have a Twitter account? Follow the Health District on your phone by texting “follow SNHDinfo” to 40404. Additional information and data can be accessed through the Healthy Southern Nevada website: www.HealthySouthernNevada.org.

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  1. Michael Stilley says:

    Gee, let’s grade the “health care” in Mesquite. My wife had an emergency problem and went to emergency care. The first thing they told was she should go to St. George. We opted out because of the distance and not our normal Doctor, but one day later, she was back in emergency care. Transferred her to Mesa View Hospital with a severe bowel obstruction. Surgery was required but the only surgeon in Mesquite saw her twice (for about two minutes) and decided there was no emergency. He was scheduled to attend a conference in San Francisco the next day which apparently was more important than care for a patient. After 6 days at Mesa View with no improvement, she had to be transported to Dixie Regional Hospital in St. George and one day later had emergency surgery to correct the obstructed bowel. I realize we are senior citizens and probably don’t count as we will die sooner or later. With the population of Sun City, which continues to grow, we need something besides this type of uncaring medical service. One, unconcerned surgeon on call (when he feels like it) is not acceptable. I find it very obnoxious when I can’t get medical treatment at a hospital 2.5 miles away but need to travel 40 miles to get adequate, caring and professional care.

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