The 2018 Community Health Assessment for Scott, Rock Island, and Muscatine counties is now available for review. This assessment helps to tell the story of health in our community, from health status and health behaviors, to community assets and forces impacting our ability to be healthy. The 2018 Community Health Assessment included a community survey of more than 1,100 individuals in Scott, Rock Island and Muscatine counties, extensive secondary data analysis and the gathering of input from local community members. The data was collected in a partnership with Community Health Care, Inc., Genesis Health System, Muscatine County Board of Health, Quad City Health Initiative, Rock Island County Health Department, Scott County Health Department and UnityPoint Health-Trinity. This assessment digs deeper into the fact that a person’s economic, educational, and employment status — collectively, among other factors, called the social determinants of health — have a significant impact on physical and mental health.
Beginning today, we will be asking members of the public to provide input on the assessment. The comments will be gathered, analyzed, and incorporated into the final assessment, which will be available at the end of September. Please review the assessment and provide your feedback here: http://quadcities.healthforecast.net