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Posted on: July 13, 2021

Together! Healthy Linn Seeks Community Input for Community Health Assessment

Together! Healthy Linn

Linn County, IA – Every 3-5 years, the Together! Healthy Linn collaborative led by Linn County Public Health assesses the health needs and assets of our community through a Community Health Assessment (CHA). A community survey is one tool that is used as part of the assessment process.  All people who live in, are employed in, go to school in, or visit Linn County are invited to complete the survey, which is available here: Community Health Survey (arcgis.com). Completion of the survey will help gain insight on issues impacting the Linn County community’s health and wellbeing. 

 Many different organizations are involved in Together! Healthy Linn, ranging from hospitals and clinics, non-profits, and government agencies. These organizations are working together to complete the assessment. After completing the assessment, the group will create a Community Health Improvement Plan, which identifies action steps to address the priority issues from the assessment. Once the assessment and plan are complete, the organizations intend to continue the partnership to implement the plan and track progress.

To learn more about Together! Healthy Linn, visit https://www.linncounty.org/753/Together-Healthy-Linn.

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Linn County Public Health, an agency within Linn County government, serves more than 220,000 residents of Linn County to prevent disease and injury, promote healthy living, protect the environment, and ensure public health preparedness. Learn more at linncounty.org/health or by calling 319-892-6000. Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/LCPublicHealth and follow us on Twitter @LCPublicHealth.

Together! Healthy Linn is a local collaborative, whose vision is "The local public health system is collaborative, engaged in the community, responsive to community needs, easy to navigate, focused on prevention, and creates access for all. The system is designed for a culture of health, and promotes an active, safe, empowered, resilient, and connected community that embraces diversity and equity.” 

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