Bothwell conducting survey to identify health issues


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Obesity? Smoking? Cancer? Heart disease? Prescription costs? What are the most pressing health issues facing Pettis and Benton counties?

Bothwell is conducting a Community Health Needs Assessment to identify key health concerns and develop a plan to address community health needs. The assessment is a federal requirement for nonprofit hospitals and will include information about health outcomes and data collected via research and a community survey.

“While this is a requirement, it’s also an excellent opportunity for us to find out what the community thinks are the most pressing health needs,” said Bothwell Community Outreach Coordinator Stephanie Hanning. “We have information based on those who become sick and need health care, but we’d really like to determine the needs of people who may not access the health system.”

Residents of Pettis or Benton counties can complete the survey online at brhc.org. Those without Internet access may obtain a paper survey at the Bothwell Education Center, Bothwell Internal Medicine, Bothwell OB/GYN, Bothwell Health Center-Truman Lake, Bothwell’s Cole Camp Clinic, Pettis County Health Center, Katy Trail Community Health, Benton County Health Department, the Pettis County Community Partnership, Sedalia Senior Center, Warsaw Senior Center or Sedalia Housing Authority. Paper surveys should be returned to the Bothwell Education Center, located at 14th Street and Ingram Avenue. The surveys are available in English and Spanish, and all responses are confidential. Surveys will be collected through Dec. 31.

Participants who complete the survey may enter a drawing for a $100 Visa gift card. Surveys are limited to one per household.

Information collected through the survey will be used in developing a plan to address some of the most pressing community health needs. The completed Community Health Needs Assessment will be available to the public.

Questions may be directed to Hanning at 660-827-9138 or [email protected]

Release courtesy of Bothwell Regional Health Center

Sedalia Democrat

Release courtesy of Bothwell Regional Health Center

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