The Onondaga County Health Department is pleased to announce the publication of the 2019-2021 Onondaga County Community Health Assessment and Improvement Plan. The Community Health Assessment and Improvement Plan provides an overview of demographic and health indicator data for Onondaga County residents, as well as current health challenges, determinants of health, and existing community assets and resources. The document also outlines a collaborative plan for addressing community health priorities. The 2019-2021 priority areas are: 1) Prevent Chronic Diseases 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 a robust community engagement process, with feedback obtained from over 3,000 county residents on health related issues.
“The Community Health Assessment and Improvement Plan helps us understand how social determinants, like poverty, education, housing, and trauma can impact health, and provides an important framework for many sectors in our community to collectively implement strategies focused on health equity and improved outcomes” said Dr. Indu Gupta, Onondaga County Health Commissioner. Gupta continued “This effort could not have been possible without the support of local hospitals, numerous community agencies, and the feedback and engagement of community members.”
The 2019-2021 Onondaga County Community Health Assessment and Improvement Plan is available on the Onondaga County Health Department website.