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McHenry County health study results to be announced

Published: Wednesday, April 30, 2014 1:38 p.m. CDT • Updated: Wednesday, April 30, 2014 11:14 p.m. CDT

WOODSTOCK – The McHenry County Healthy Community Study partners invite businesses and the public to hear the results of its year-long health needs assessment to be presented from 9 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, May 21, at McHenry County College, 8900 U.S. Highway 14, in Crystal Lake. 

The study was facilitated by Health Systems Research at the University of Illinois, College of Medicine at Rockford.

Following up on its previous studies conducted in 2006 and 2010, the partners funded this next round of research to continue monitoring health needs and track improvements. Assessment tools included interviews with business leaders, an online community survey and an analysis of newer research to identify emerging trends and compare social, demographic and economic information.

The partnership includes Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital, Advocate Sherman Hospital, Centegra Health System, Family Alliance Inc., McHenry County College, McHenry County Community Foundation, McHenry County Department of Health, McHenry County Mental Health Board, Pioneer Center for Human Services, Senior Services Associates Inc., United Way of Greater McHenry County and Woodstock CUSD 200.

For more information about the McHenry County Healthy Community Study, contact Debra Quackenbush, McHenry County Department of Health, at 815-334-4456.

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