Living Well Medina County, a collaboration of healthcare, government, education, business, nonprofit, and faith communities in Medina County, is pleased to present the 2017 Medina County Community Needs Assessment Report.
This report, which provides a comprehensive look at the health and well-being of Medina County children, youth, and adults, represents the first step in the ongoing work of Living Well Medina County’s collaborators to create and implement a shared vision for providing health and human services in Medina County. The data contained in the 2017 Medina County Needs Assessment Report will help guide Living Well Medina County in its efforts to develop innovative strategies for effectively and efficiently addressing high priority needs, to create evaluation/outcome measures that effectively track progress and ensure accountability, and to educate Medina County stakeholders about the community vision.
The 2017 needs assessment data were obtained by independent researchers from the Toledo-based Hospital Council of Northwest Ohio and their partners at the University of Toledo, who administered surveys to a cross-sectional, randomized sample of Medina County residents as follows: adults aged 19 years and older, youth aged 12-18 years, and parents of children aged 0-11 years. The survey instruments contained both customized questions and a set of core questions taken from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System, and National Survey for Children’s Health. The number of surveys completed and analyzed met the threshold for statistical significance at the 95% confidence level, with a 5% margin of error. Wherever possible, local findings have been compared to other local, regional, state, and national data. As we move forward with planning strategies, we continue to commit to serving those in our county who experience health and basic needs disparities.