A variety of health care organizations have come together to better understand the health status, behaviors and needs of the populations they serve. The Jasper and Newton Counties Community Health Collaborative, working with partners across the region, issued a Regional Health Assessment in 2019 to evaluate the health of our community and set a shared vision for action.
This group is now looking to update that assessment for 2022 and need your help.
Partners involved with this effort are asking for public feedback on local healthcare needs and experiences in the survey, which you can find here.
Questions are simple and are available in English and Spanish.
The group aims to use this systematic, data-driven assessment to inform decisions and guide efforts to improve community health and wellness.
Local Partners leading the work include Freeman Health System, Jasper County Health Department, Joplin Health Department, and Mercy Hospital Joplin. The Springfield-Greene County Health Department has been instrumental in the organization of the project.
The resulting Regional Health Assessment will allow decision-makers to have a more holistic and up-to-date picture with which to strategically address community health concerns.
Ryan Talken, Director
Joplin City Health Department
Tony Moehr, Administrator
Jasper County Health Department