Dakota County wants you to weigh in on the most pressing health needs of the community.
- access to medical and dental services
- infectious diseases
- the health of babies and children
- alcohol and tobacco use
- environmental issues
Answers to the confidential online survey, along with community profiles compiled by the health department, will be used as data points to help develop strategies to address identified health concerns.
A similar process in 2009 led to a prioritization of health concerns that emphasized three issues: obesity and chronic disease, access to health care, and mental health.
The initiative's assessment and improvement plans will be completed by fall of 2014.