ONONDAGA COUNTY, FEBRUARY 3, 2023 – The Onondaga County Health Department is pleased to announce the publication of the 2022-2024 Onondaga County Community Health Assessment and Improvement Plan. The Community Health Assessment and Improvement Plan provides an overview of demographic and health indicator data, determinants of health, current health challenges, existing community assets and resources, and the impact of COVID-19 on Onondaga County residents. The document also outlines a collaborative plan for addressing community health priorities. The 2022-2024 priority areas are: 1) Promote Healthy Women, Infants, and Children and 2) Promote Well-Being and Prevent Mental and Substance Use Disorders.
The Community Health Assessment and Improvement Plan was developed by the Onondaga County Health Department in partnership with Crouse Health, St. Joseph’s Health, and Upstate University Hospital. The document was also informed by the Central New York Healthcare Equity Task Force and an extensive community engagement process that obtained direct feedback from over 3,600 county residents on health related issues.
“The Community Health Assessment and Improvement Plan helps us understand the health needs and assets of our community and is an important guide for numerous agencies dedicated to promoting health equity and addressing disparities in health access and outcomes” said Dr. Kathryn Anderson, Onondaga County Health Commissioner. Dr. Anderson continued, “With the support of local hospitals, community agencies, and residents, this collaborative effort was made possible.”
The 2022-2024 Onondaga County Community Health Assessment and Improvement Plan is available on the Onondaga County Health Department website at: http://www.ongov.net/health/documents/OnondagaCountyCHA-CHIP.pdf