Southside Health District Kicks Off 2017 Community Health Assessment

March 27, 2017

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(Boydton, Va.) – The Southside Health District is conducting a Community Health Assessment (CHA) to better understand the life and health of residents in the community, along with many other counties and cities across Virginia. The CHA reviews the environment and resources where people live, work, learn and play.

“The CHA is an essential public health tool that will identify factors that affect the health of residents, as well as the resources available within the community,” said Health Director Scott Spillmann, M.D., M.P.H.  “This is a great way to understand the health needs in the community, and assess how we can continue to make Southside a healthier place to live, work, learn, pray and play.”

In an effort to gain qualitative data, the stakeholder team has developed a CHA survey to form a better understanding of community issues, concerns and perceptions of quality of life across the county. The survey launched March 20, 2017 and will remain open until May 1, 2017.

The survey is one point on a multi-phase roadmap toward improving the community’s health. In the fall of 2017, goals and objectives for each of the priority health issues identified from the CHA will be developed. Southside Health District residents, which encompasses Brunswick, Halifax and Mecklenberg counties, can take the survey here: