Thursday, July 18, 2024

Community health survey asks feedback from New Hanover residents

Novant Health NHRMC and New Hanover County has a released a community survey for locals to fill in through July 1. (Port City Daily/File)

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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Shea Carver
Shea Carver
Shea Carver is the editor in chief at Port City Daily. A UNCW alumna, Shea worked in the print media business in Wilmington for 22 years before joining the PCD team in October 2020. She specializes in arts coverage — music, film, literature, theatre — the dining scene, and can often be tapped on where to go, what to do and who to see in Wilmington. When she isn’t hanging with her pup, Shadow Wolf, tending the garden or spinning vinyl, she’s attending concerts and live theater.

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