NEWPORT — The wait is over. In early 2019, Lincoln County Public Health held listening sessions and distributed a survey throughout the county to learn what the community saw as health priorities. This information will help the agency to create a Community Health Improvement Plan, a community-led document that will guide the work of the health department and community partners for the next five years.
From this process, health officials learned a lot about what is impacting the health of Lincoln County residents. The following three priorities emerged:
Lincoln County Public Health officials said they are excited to focus their work on these priority areas. As a next step in the process, they will be forming community workgroups for each priority area. These groups will:
Anyone who lives, works or learns in Lincoln County is welcome to participate in these workgroups. If you are interested in getting involved, go online at bit.ly/LincolnCHIP2019 and fill out a short survey by Friday, Aug. 9.
For more information, contact Faire Holliday at [email protected]
— Lincoln County Health and Human Services