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Posted on: May 23, 2018

[ARCHIVED] Together! Healthy Linn Conducting New Community Health Assessment

Together! Healthy Linn Conducting New Community Health Assessment

We Want Your Opinion on the Health of Linn County – Community Members are Invited to Participate in Short Survey

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA –Together! Healthy Linn is working on completing the new iteration of the Linn County Community Health Assessment. This assessment will identify the priority health needs, barriers and assets that affect the community. The Community Health Assessment process begins with a Community Themes and strengths Assessment. This assessment focuses on gathering the thoughts, opinions, and perceptions of our community members in order to understand which health issues are important to the community. In order to gather input from the community, a survey was developed. Together! Healthy Linn wants to know your point of view to see where we can improve health. This short survey for community members (people who live, work, worship, or go to school in Linn County) is available here: Please complete this survey by July 1, 2018. The survey takes less than 10 minutes to complete.

Many different organizations are involved in Together! Healthy Linn’s Community Themes and Strengths Assessment, ranging from hospitals and clinics, not-for-profits, and government agencies. These organizations are working together to oversee and complete the assessment. Once the assessment is complete, this community information will be used to identify community health priorities. These health priorities will be put into the Linn County Community Health Improvement Plan.

To learn more about Together! Healthy Linn and stay informed about the assessment and opportunities to get involved, go to

About Together! Healthy Linn

Together! Healthy Linn is a collaborative effort. Its 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.”