Madison County Health Department, in cooperation with Community Memorial
Hospital, Oneida Healthcare, and other community partners, is presently working
on the County’s Community Health Needs Assessment. The Health Assessment
identifies local health priorities and helps formulate a plan to address them
over the next three years.
Health Department and hospitals hosted a Public Health System Assessment
meeting on March 7 at The Hampton Inn in Cazenovia. Nearly 80 health and human
service providers and other stakeholders attended to discuss the capacities of
our local public health system and the most pressing health challenges and
opportunities facing Madison County. Valuable input was collected from various
sectors of the community, including public safety, faith organizations, schools
and colleges, healthcare providers, human service agencies, elected officials,
The next piece of the assessment will involve
obtaining input from county residents through phone surveys and focus groups.
The community input gathered will allow the County to complete the Community
Health Needs Assessment and develop a Community Health Improvement Plan, which will
be completed by the end of this year. Stay tuned for more information on how
the Madison County Health Department will be reaching out to the community to
gather feedback from residents and how you can be a part of the Community
Health Needs Assessment process.