County survey finds mental health a major health concern
A countyside survey of Cuyhoaga County residents, part of the Health Improvement Project - Cuyahoga (HIP-C), reveals the major health concerns.
Over 5,700 Cuyahoga County residents took the Quality of Life survey, part of the Health Improvement Partnership-Cuyahoga, a countywide partnership of over 50 agencies whose goal is to develop a long-term, coordinated improvement plan for the area.
The survey was available to residents from about November 2011 through January 2012 and could be completed in paper format or through the HIP-C website online.
The top five health concerns were
- Alcohol & Drug Issues
- Mental Health
The preliminary survey results were also reported for Cleveland, first ring (inner ring) and outer ring municipalities. Inner or First ring municipalities are those that share a common border with Cleveland. Results were similar for these areas and can be found at the HIP-C website. Tobacco use and unhealthy neighborhoods came up as additional concerns.
The survey also provides a glimpse of strengths and areas for improvement.
The results are preliminary and are expected to be part of a larger report that will include data reflecting health and social indicators for the area, as well as comments from the public on their health concerns.
Keywords: Advocacy, Alcohol, Chronic Disease, County, Local, Mental Health, Obesity, Policy, Tobacco