Local health systems to hold public meeting

PIQUA — Premier Health along with the Kettering Health Network, and Wilson Health want to hear from local health care consumers. The health systems have joined together to perform a Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) for the region. The CHNA process is being facilitated by the Greater Dayton Area Hospital Association (GDAHA) and The Health Collaborative.

Every three years, nonprofit hospitals conduct a CHNA. Part of the process is to solicit community input by hosting community meetings. The public is invited to attend the meetings and share opinions about top health needs in the community, discuss what can be done to improve the health of the community and identify any barriers to receiving health care.

Free public meetings are taking place in nine counties, including Miami. A meeting will be held at 6 p.m. Nov. 3 in the Lewis Room of the Piqua Public Library, 116 W. High Street.

If unable to attend a meeting, Premier Health, Kettering health Network, and Wilson Health will have a survey posted on their websites and encourage the public to take the time to complete the brief 10-minute online assessment.

The survey links are:

Individual/Consumer: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/7KFBKRP Nonprofit Agency/Organization: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/78KPZTY

All of the results from the CHNA will be used together to identify the top health or health-related issues for the region.

Space is limited at the community meetings. Anyone interested in attending can register online at RSVP@healthcollab.org or call (937) 424-2368.