Healthy Notes …

Posted October 16, 2013 at 2:06 pm

Why should you take a

Community Health Survey?

By April Speck, Coordinator,

Clinton County Healthy Hometown Coalition

Many factors influence health and well-being in a community, and many entities and individuals in the community have a role to play in responding to community health needs.

Healthy Hometown Coalition sees a requirement for a framework within which a community can take a comprehensive approach to maintaining and improving health: assessing health needs, determining resources and assets for promoting health, developing and implementing a strategy for action, and establishing where responsibility should lie for specific results.

Healthy Hometown Coalition proposes a community health improvement process as a basis for community collaboration in monitoring overall health matters and in addressing specific health issues. This process can support the development of shared community goals for health improvement and the implementation of a planned and integrated approach for achieving those goals.

The Clinton County Healthy Hometown project is devoted to identifying health challenges, improving health services, reducing health risks, and promoting health equity. In the initial phase, we will be collecting data and developing ideas for a strategic plan for our community.

Please help us to identify community strengths and gaps in services by completing a community needs assessment. or visit the Healthy Hometown site on the Clinton County School District webpage (Departments Outreach Programs Healthy Hometown Project) Survey is at the bottom of the page.

Our goal is to collect 300 completed surveys. Please help us to reach our goal by completing a survey.

For more information contact April Speck, Healthy Hometown Coordinator at 606-306-7044 or

Follow Healthy Hometown Project on Twitter: @HealthyHomeKY

Facebook: Kentucky’s Healthy Hometown Initiative-Clinton County

Healthy Hometown is working toward a “healthy” Clinton County.