NEW HANOVER COUNTY — An anonymous and confidential survey from New Hanover County Health and Human Services and Novant Health New Hanover Regional Medical Center launched this week. It’s asking county residents for feedback about improving community healthcare.
The 2022 Community Health Opinion Survey, conducted every three years, attempts to identify and prioritize needs community-wide.
“We sincerely want to hear from our residents to learn what issues and areas of concern are impacting their overall health and well-being, so that we have an accurate understanding of the community’s current health through input as well as available health data,” NHC Health Director David Howard said in a county press release.
The survey remains open until July 1 and can be taken online or via paper copes, available at New Hanover County Health and Human Services at 1650 Greenfield St. It also can be retrieved at New Hanover County Public Library locations.
Part of the Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA), the survey is a collaboration with the North Carolina Institute for Public Health at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health. Results are reviewed by partners to inform an action plan and priorities that most benefit improved health for locals.
“In addition to the survey, population health data will be reviewed and community focus groups will also be conducted,” the press release noted.
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