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Planning Group Looks At Improving Health

A group comprised of local and state government agencies, private industries, non-profits, and others are looking for ways to improve the health of Fulton County residents.

As part of its work, the Fulton County Partners for Health Strategic Planning Group wants citizens to complete a brief online survey.

The survey asks questions about Fulton County’s quality of life.

It can be found at https:// VQTZBJ9.

Cindy Rose, director of nursing for the Fulton County Health Department, said completing the survey allows citizens to have input into the planning group’s work.

The Health Department released an assessment of the health of Fulton County residents in 2012.

Since then, the planning group has been looking at the data, and finding areas that are concerns.

As a result of the analysis, the group has decided to target four areas: family weight control, mental health, cardiovascular health, and the prevention of bullying.

Rose said the group is looking at available programs that can improve the health of county residents.

Britney Ward, director of community health improvement for the Ohio Hospitals Council, said they’re looking for programs that offer “the biggest bang for the buck.”

Programs should have proven evidence of success.

In a press release, health department officials said the planning group will continue to meet “to determine the best practices to address the priority areas and move Fulton County toward better health.

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