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February 11, 2021

Healthy Northeast Ohio Welcomes Lake and Summit Counties

Healthy Northeast OhioHealthy Northeast Ohio, the online resource for regional population health data, announces new partnerships with Lake and Summit counties. These additions expand the reach of Healthy Northeast Ohio to seven counties in the region, providing free access to population health data with nearly 250 indicators from more than 30 data sources, along with evidence-based practices and information about regional health resources and activities. The regional sharing of data among partners through Healthy Northeast Ohio helps to expand community health knowledge and improve population health efforts.

"Summit County Public Health is excited to be a part of this work. We know how important shared goals are to community health improvement and this opportunity allows our partners to see how we are accomplishing this, not only at a county level, but at a regional level as well," says Donna Skoda, health commissioner, Summit County Public Health.

The Healthy Northeast Ohio region includes Ashtabula, Cuyahoga, Lake, Lorain, Medina, Portage, and Summit counties. This repository of population health data allows for hospitals, public health departments, community-based organizations, and philanthropic agencies to work collaboratively to improve community health outcomes. 

“The Lake County General Health District is pleased to partner with Healthy Northeast Ohio. This platform brings secondary data together, allowing for consistent comparisons for public health practitioners and the general public,” says Ron Graham, health commissioner, Lake County General Health District.

Through Healthy Northeast Ohio, new partners in Lake and Summit counties will be able to:
  • View over 250 demographics variables available at the state, county and zip code levels;
  • Access more than 225 health and quality-of-life data indicators;
  • Map and visualize data, and generate tailored data reports;
  • Examine zip-code and census-tract level maps of socioeconomic need;
  • Browse a database of over 2,000 evidence-based practices and programs;
  • Access county-specific pages with local data, priorities, health improvement strategies, and resources;
  • Track progress towards county goals; and
  • Access a tool for creating a community health needs assessment.
In the coming weeks, county-specific training webinars will be offered to familiarize partners with the new content and features in order to optimize their utilization of the site. The trainings, to be held Feb. 18 on Lake County and Feb. 23 on Summit County, are free and open to all, but registration is required. These sessions are an extension of the highly rated webinar series offered in spring 2020. Those who have attended a previous training are also invited to attend as a refresher.

Healthy Northeast Ohio, which is a joint effort of The Center for Health Affairs and the Cuyahoga County Board of Health and funded through a grant from the HealthComp Foundation, is pleased to welcome Lake and Summit counties to the platform, and continues to appreciate the community health efforts made by all of the partners in the seven-county region.

For more on the Healthy Northeast Ohio initiative, contact us.


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