More on Why We Need a Regional Health Department
I have been reviewing some local and state public health reports today, and it occurred to me that I should share some of the information on here (at least the visuals – because who doesn’t like charts and graphs on a Friday?).
The following data shows some of the benefits that a local public health department brings, as well as some data from a needs assessment performed in Northampton County by the Public Health Faculty at East Stroudsburg University.
Judging by the above data from the needs assessment, there is much to do in order to raise the overall health of the population in Northampton County. And a regional health department would be the necessary step toward achieving better health.
Thoughts or comments?