Posts tagged with Community Health Improvement Plan

Forums over, but your input is still needed

The Douglas County Community Health Assessment forums are now over, but that doesn't mean the discussion has ended. Whether or not you were able to make the forums, we invite you to take a look at the community health assessment report and give us your "2 cents" at

Posted on the website is a link to the report and highlights from each of the four community forums. You can also watch a video (also above) that is sure to change the way you think about health, titled "Let's Start a Conversation."

Some of the issues the public identified at the forums were:

  • Inadequate access to mental health services
  • Poverty
  • Few job opportunities and
  • Disparities in health outcomes and quality of life.

To see the full list, read Karrey Britt's story here.

Thanks for helping Douglas County make strides to better health and work toward a community health improvement plan.


Public urged to weigh in on health issues at community forums, online

Findings from the recently released Douglas County Community Health Assessment will be presented at four upcoming forums.

Residents are urged to attend the forums 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.

Forum dates are:

  • Wednesday, May 9 – Community Health Facility, Lawrence, 3:30-5 p.m.
  • 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 both Lawrence forums. 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

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