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Posted on: October 18, 2018

Mental Health, Obesity, and Safety Identified as Top Health Issues in Linn County

Linn County, IA – The Together! Healthy Linn Steering Committee, which oversees and guides the Linn County Community Health Improvement Plan, has identified Mental Health, Obesity, and Safety as the top three health related issues to focus on from 2019 through 2021. The selection of these three issues are based on the results of the 2018 Community Health Assessment, completed in July 2018.


Over the past year, Linn County Public Health has collaborated with nearly 70 community partners including non-profit, business, faith and government organizations to gain insight on issues impacting the Linn County community’s health and wellbeing.   


Community members are invited to join workgroups which will identify goals and strategies for each of the issues. Meeting dates and times for each issue are:

  • Mental Health: October 23, 12:30-2:30
  • Obesity: October 31, 10:30-12:30
  • Safety: November 8, 1:30-3:30 


RSVP’s are required, and may be submitted by completing this survey. Learn more about Together! Healthy Linn by visiting the Together! Healthy Linn website.


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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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