Let your voice be heard — more community forums scheduled this week

The Douglas County Community Health Assessment forums continue this week, with tonight's forum scheduled in Eudora. The event is from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Eudora Community Center, 1630 Elm St.

Findings from the recently released Douglas County Community Health Assessment will be presented. Residents are urged to attend to provide input on the results, identify root causes and to suggest the next steps in the process, which will involve the creation of a community health improvement plan.

About 60 people attended last Wednesday's forum in Lawrence. The group's top health concern was inadequate access to mental health services.

Let your voice be heard and help us work toward change. Come to tonight's forum in Eudora or any of the remaining forums this week:

  • Tuesday, May 15 – Eudora Community Center, Eudora at 7-8:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, May 16 – Library, Baldwin City at 7-8:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, May 17 – Community Health Facility, Lawrence at 7-8:30 p.m.

Child care will be provided at the Lawrence forum. For residents unable to attend the forums, a website is now available for people to post their comments and engage in a discussion on the results of the assessment at continue-the-conversation.org.

To see the full community health assessment report, go to ldchealth.org. To watch a video that will change your views on health and health care, watch “Let’s Start a Conversation” at ldchealth.org or on the Health Department’s YouTube channel at youtube.com/ldchealth.

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Belinda Rehmer 6 years, 1 month ago

I found this to be an interesting presentation with a unique twist to encourage community participation! If you are considering attending either the Baldwin presentation tonight or the Lawrence presentation Thursday evening I highly recommend you go!!

The coalition really want to hear our opinions!

ldchealth 6 years, 1 month ago

Thanks, Belinda! We hope to see everyone at our last forum, tonight in Lawrence. Child care will be provided.

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