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The Steuben Courier Advocate
  • S2AY Rural Health Network and Public health Conducting Needs Assessment

  • The S2AY Rural Health Network is currently conducting a survey regarding the health needs and status of residents in a six county area through the Public health Departments in each of the six counties.

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  • The S2AY Rural Health Network is currently conducting a survey regarding the health needs and status of residents in a six county area through the Public health Departments in each of the six counties.  The survey is designed to collect information on what people believe are the major health concerns in the County, their own health behaviors and health care needs, and their own experiences with the health care system.
    The survey is available on the S2AY Rural Health Network’s website s2aynetwork.org and at the web site of each County Health Department in Schuyler, Seneca, Steuben, Ontario, Wayne and Yates counties. Residents may also request a copy of the survey by calling their county health department. It is important to get a diverse group of respondents to the survey, which will help set local public health priorities for the next four-five years.
    The survey is part of an overall Community Health Assessment process called Mobilizing for Action through Partnership and Planning (MAPP) that looks at the public health system, community health status, and local, state and national factors that influence health.  The survey will be distributed from now until the end of June.  The summary of the survey will be included in  each county’s Community Health Assessment, which will be completed by September 2013.
    For further information, visit s2aynetwork.org or call 607-962-8459. The S2AY Network is an affiliation of six Public Health Departments in Seneca, Schuyler, Steuben, Yates, Ontario and Wayne Counties, dedicated to improving health outcomes in the region.
     

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