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Priority Areas

The Health Council strives to improve the health and well-being of all Bernalillo County residents, focused on the following desired results:

· Healthy and sustainable communities where all families and individuals have their basic needs met and prosper.

· Improved health and education outcomes for children/youth from pregnancy to age 25.

· Improved healthcare access and quality of service for uninsured and indigent population for both physical and behavioral health. 

One of the charges of the Health Council is to develop a Community Health Profile every few years, compiling data on the health status of Bernalillo County residents and the primary factors that determine how those health status indicators are distributed throughout the county, both geographically and demographically. In addition, information is collected on community assets and current resources available to address the needs.

This data is then shared with the community to gain more insight into the health and social issues that are identified, as well as to begin a process of prioritizing the elements of a Community Health Improvement Plan, designed to address the most pressing issues.

At the Health Council's meeting on December 15, 2015, some of the most current data available was presented to the community as a snapshot of what will be included in the 2016 Community Health Profile, as part of our overall Community Health Needs Assessment. 

That PowerPoint presentation is available HERE for viewing or sharing.  Please note that you do not need a password to open this presentation. If you see a pop-up box asking for a password, just hit CANCEL and the presentation will be loaded.

If you do share it with others, we would appreciate knowing with whom, when and where, so that we can track how broadly it is distributed. We welcome comments on the data presented, especially in answer to the questions that are included in the slides. (Please send to Marsha at contact information below.)

From February 22, 2016, to March 7, 2016, responses to the data results were sought from community members by means of an electronic survey. The results of that survey are included in the presentation given at the BCCHC monthly meeting on March 22, 2016, available HERE.

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