As part of Clark County’s 2019 Community Health Assessment (CHA), CCCHD has collaborated with the Health Collaborative (Cincinnati’s hospital association), the Greater Dayton Area Hospital Association (GDAHA, Dayton’s hospital association), and other local health departments in our region to conduct a Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) for the hospitals.  As part of this project, CCCHD helped hold 6 community meetings in Clark County during the summer of 2018.  The purpose of these meetings was for CCCHD and area hospitals to learn what the most vulnerable people in Clark County thought about health care and related topics.

The resulting Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) Report serves 35 hospitals, 25 counties, and 28 local health departments across three states.  This collaborative report shares data for the whole region, as well as detailed county-level data.  The Clark County section begins on page 181.  A total of 68 people contributed votes to identify a total of 18 priorities.  The top three priorities identified in Clark County were:

  • Access to care (transportation and cost)
  • Mental health (trauma)
  • Substance abuse

This report will be a small, but important part of Clark County’s CHA, which is anticipated to be completed in 2019.  The 2019 CHNA Report can be found at the following link: 2019 CHNA Report

If you have questions, you may contact Anna Jean Petroff by calling (937) 390-5600 x291 or email at





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