2022-2024 Community Health Assessment and Community Health Improvement Plan Available to the Public

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Chautauqua County Department of Health and Human Services

The Chautauqua County Department of Health and Human Services (CCDHHS), Brooks-TLC Hospitial System, Inc., UPMC Chautauqua and Allegheny Health Network Westfield has announced the completion of the 2022-2024 Community Health Assessment and Community Health Improvement Plan. CCDHHS would like to thank all members of the Chautauqua County Community Health Planning Team (CCCHPT) for their collaboration, support, flexibility, and willingness to try new health improvement initiatives. This group consists of representation from UPMC Chautauqua Hospital, Brooks-TLC Hospital System, Inc., Allegheny Health Network Westfield Memorial Hospital, The Chautauqua Center, The Resource Center, Chautauqua County Office for the Aging, KEE Consulting, Prevention Works, Chautauqua County Mental Hygiene, and the Chautauqua Health Network.

The Community Health Assessment is in conjunction with the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) Prevention Agenda. The Prevention Agenda for 2019-2024 is New York State’s health improvement plan; the blueprint for state and local action to improve the health and well-being of all New Yorkers and to promote health equity in all populations who experience disparities. This assessment researches data trends in Chautauqua County, compares data trends across New York State and provides a plan for the upcoming years to improve public health concerns.

CCCHPT is committed on using assessment information to educate our community on problematic health trends in our county. There are five areas of focus throughout this assessment that include:

  • Prevent Chronic Diseases
  • Promote a Healthy and Safe Environment
  • Promote Healthy Women, Infants and Children
  • Promote Well-being and Prevent Mental and Substance Use Disorders
  • Prevent Communicable Diseases.

“I applaud the partners involved for their hard work and dedication to provide the County with this much needed information.” said Chautauqua County’s Interim Public Health Director, Michael Faulk, M.D. “I look forward to engaging with community partners in the coming months to collaboratively work to overcome some of the obstacles facing our County.”

More information about the New York State Prevention Agenda can be found at https://www.health.ny.gov/prevention/prevention_agenda/2019-2024/. You can find the full 2022-2024 Community Health Assessment and Community Health Improvement Plan on Chautauqua County’s website: https://chqgov.com/health-and-human-services/Annual-Reports.