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CHN Assessment

The survey includes questions about access to primary care, specialty physicians, health insurance coverage and use of emergency and urgent care treatment facilities. Participants are asked to identify the top five health issues in their communities and the challenges individuals face in accessing healthcare services.


King's Daughters Medical Center Ohio

In 2018-2019, KDOH participated, along with with Southern Ohio Medical Center and other organizations, in a Professional Research Consultants, Inc. (PRC) directed Community Health Needs Assessment which covered Scioto and other neighboring counties in Kentucky and Ohio. The PRC assessment incorporated data from both quantitative and qualitative sources. Primary research included qualitative data gathered through the PRC Community Health Survey and Key Informant Survey. Secondary research included vital statistics and other existing health-related data; these quantitative components allow for trending and comparison to benchmark data at the state and national levels.

Primary data indicated the top health issues facing Scioto County are:

  • Heart disease
  • Substance/alcohol abuse
  • Obesity/overweight
  • Tobacco/smoking
  • Diabetes
  • Mental health
  • Nutrition/physical activity

Secondary data collected from local, state and national sources showed that the top issues impacting health are:

  • Heart disease
  • Drug poisoning
  • Obesity/overweight
  • Diabetes
  • Cancer

KDOH leadership met to choose the identified needs that the hospital has the resources to address. The final selection of issues to address includes:

  • Heart disease
  • Cancer prevention/early detection (including tobacco use)
  • Obesity/nutrition

Use these links to view the the assessment and its companion implementation plan: