Columbus Regional discusses community health needs

Columbus Regional discusses community health needs

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - Leaders in the area came together Tuesday afternoon at the Midtown Medical Center to discuss community health needs.

Every three years Columbus Regional Health conducts a community health needs assessment. It looks at the overall health status of the community.

Around 90 stakeholders looked at the result of that assessment, and it looks at needs that go unaddressed such as access to medical care and diabetes treatment.

The study also provides an opportunity to form partnerships and drive health care related issues.

"There are issues across the three year time. We did our last survey in 2012. We are seeing similar issues in 2015. The reality is that it's a big initiative to look at how we can affect the health status of our community," Scott Hill said, CEO of Columbus Regional Health.

The next health assessment study will conducted in 2018.

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