CCHD Announces Release of the Neighborhood Survey Report

In order to help make changes that can positively impact a community, an agency such as Cascade City-County Health Department (CCHD) needs to know what the residents think may be lacking. That is why CCHD is thrilled to announce the release of the 2012 Neighborhood Survey Results.

Over 800 people who live and work in Cascade County responded to the survey, which asked questions about resources and barriers to physical activity. Specific to this report are the respondents’ experiences related to workplace wellness programs and physical/recreational activity opportunities in and around their neighborhoods. This information can be used to assist out residents, leadership, and community organizations to make informed decisions that can help improve the quality of life for citizens in Cascade County.

In 2011, the Health of Cascade County Report indicated that more residents of Cascade County are overweight or obese than Montana overall. These findings led community members to identify obesity as one of the three top health priorities for Cascade County in the Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP). The results of this survey give us some insight into ways we can fight this trend.

“We are committed to listening to the community,” states Alicia M. Thompson, Health Officer for Cascade County. “We will work with our partners to help achieve the goals that have been established for us by those we serve. Promoting opportunities for residents to make healthier choices through environmental change and workplace wellness programs are all ideas that we support and will strive towards. Through this process, we will also make changes to support the CHIP’s goal of reducing the number of Cascade County residents who are overweight or obese.”

To view the report, visit CCHD’s website.