In 2018, the Ashland County General Health District, UH Hospitals - Samaritan Medical Center, Ashland County Mental Health & Recovery Board, the City of Ashland, Ashland County Commissioners and other local community partners and agencies joined forces to assess the health status and needs of our community. The mission of this collaborative is to improve the health and quality of life for residents of Ashland County. In the latter part of 2018, surveys were administered to a random sample of adult residents in Ashland County. In 2019, youth at Mapleton Middle/High School, Ashland County Community Academy, and Ashland City Middle/High School participated in a computerized health questionnaire. This was done in order to assess the health of our community and identify the health issues of greatest concern. See the data from these surveys below.
The Target Action Groups, throughout the next 3 years, will be implementing new programs, processes, and interventions to address these priority areas in order to improve health outcomes. The identified interventions, timeline for implementation as well as measurable results can be found below.