Community health assessments are conducted to determine the state of health and well-being in Wood County, identify needs and develop recommendations to address identified health needs. The 2021 Community Health Assessment is linked below, along with video highlights of key sections.
If you would like to share feedback or questions on these assessments, please do so using the following link:
The findings in the Community Health Assessment are used to create a Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP). To develop the CHIP, representatives from a broad array of organizations across the county work together to identify actions the community can take to address key health issues residents are facing and work toward building a healthier community. The CHIP defines the priorities and outline actions the Health Department and other community partners will take over the next three years to improve the health of people in Wood County. The 2023-2025 CHIP will be posted on this page when it is completed later this year.
Updated December 5, 2022: The Wood County Health Partners, led by Wood County Health Department and Wood County Hospital, invite Wood County residents to learn about the 2022-2025 Community Health Improvement Plan and opportunities to improve health in Wood County by attending one of several community meetings held in towns and villages across the county.
Meetings will be held in the following locations:
• Wood County District Public Library, 251 N. Main St., Bowling Green – Dec. 12, 6-7 p.m.
• Pemberville Public Library, 375 East Front St., Pemberville – Dec. 13, 6-7 p.m.
• Walbridge Library, 108 North Main St., Walbridge – Dec. 14, 6-7 p.m.
• Way Public Library, 101 E Indiana Ave., Perrysburg – Dec. 19, 6-7 p.m.
• North Baltimore High School Cafeteria/Auditorium, 2012 Tiger Dr, North Baltimore – Dec. 20, 6-7 p.m.
The Community Health Improvement Plan is a long-term, systematic effort to address public health problems and make sustainable improvements in the health and well-being of all people in Wood County. It is based on the results of the Community Health Assessment that was conducted in 2021, a data-driven examination of the health of adults, youth and children who live in Wood County. The health priorities identified for the CHIP reflect critical steps for improving health in Wood County and were selected through a series of facilitated workshops attended by leaders from various local organizations that impact community health.
At these meetings, attendees will learn about the most important health issues impacting Wood County residents, how CHIP priorities were chosen, and organizations that will be involved in developing plans to drive sustainable improvements in those areas. Attendees will also learn about opportunities to get involved in efforts to make a positive impact on the health of our community.
The Health Department is continually monitoring and striving to improve its services and programs. Below are documents with links to some of our goals and the progress we are making on them. If you have questions, please feel free to contact Tina Cox or Health Commissioner Ben Robison via email.