Survey addressing health needs to go live October 1

The NCK Health Collaborative, along with Jewell County 365 and other partners, are releasing a survey Oct. 1, to assess local health needs in Jewell and Mitchell counties.

A community health needs assessment is a tool that helps local organizations know how they can better serve their community. Community members inform organizations about what programs and services are needed. These organizations, such as hospitals, schools, K-State extension, churches and others can utilize it to better serve their community.

Jenny Russell, Jewell County Community Development Association coordinator, said, “This survey is important because it will give us direct feedback about what needs are being met and those that aren’t in Jewell County. It will give us a better idea of what we should be prioritizing to ensure the safety and well-being of our communities.”

You can help by providing your input about programs and services needed in north central Kansas. The survey is available to all who live in Mitchell or Jewell counties. Jewell County 365 encourages residents to watch for the opportunity to take it in October and November. As a thank you for time and input, each household that completes the survey will receive a $10 gift certificate to a local business.

Additionally, volunteers are needed to help administer the survey. Both an online and paper version will be available. If you would like to volunteer, please contact JCCDA at (785) 378-7036 or via email at [email protected].


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