Press release from the Humboldt County Department of Health and Human Services:
A dashboard that tells the story of the health of the Humboldt County community was launched this week after years in the works. Thanks to Live Well Humboldt (LWH), a group of community partners working together to improve health equity in the county, the free dashboard can be used to learn more about community health data and other health resources, like funding opportunities, promising practices and reports.
Made up of county departments and divisions, local medical providers, Tribal partners, cities, Cal Poly Humboldt and other government agencies, LWH partners previously worked together to create the Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP), gathering and reviewing community health data and deciding on which health topics the community will focus on for the next three to five years. The group will also be working together on the Community Health Assessment (CHA) in the coming year.
Humboldt County Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS) Public Health Director Sofia Pereira said, “Public Health staff has been working with Live Well Humboldt partners to create the dashboard to share community health data more broadly with partners and community members. The dashboard makes it easier to keep data up-to-date and improves public availability of information about the health of our county, including how our community is doing with pressing issues like education, housing, access to food and health care.”
The Live Well Humboldt Community Health Dashboard will also be used to follow progress on the CHIP and help community partners continue to work together to improve health outcomes for everyone in the county.
DHHS Public Health Program Coordinator Ashley Gephart said the Live Well Humboldt dashboard has been a long time in the making and it will be updated regularly. “Publishing this dashboard is exciting. It paints a picture of our community, where we are making positive impact and the opportunities we have to improve health outcomes. The dashboard will continue to provide information that tells the story of health in Humboldt County.”
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To view the dashboard, visit livewellhumboldt.org.