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LAKE COUNTY PACE EH TEAM LAUNCHES SURVEY TO IDENTIFY ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH CONCERNS

December 21, 2017

NEWS RELEASE                                                                                                           CONTACT: CHRIS LOXTERMAN (440) 350-2543

December 8, 2017                                                                                                            LAKE COUNTY GENERAL HEALTH DISTRICT     

LAKE COUNTY PACE EH TEAM LAUNCHES SURVEY TO IDENTIFY ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH CONCERNS

The Protocol for Assessing Community Excellence (PACE) Team, made up of the Lake County General Health District (LCGHD) and many community partners, are surveying the residents and workers of Lake County to identify the environmental concerns.

The survey is available online on the LCGHD website, www.lcghd.org. Paper copies will be available at senior centers and at the LCGHD offices located at 5966 Heisley Road in Mentor, Ohio. Information received from the survey will guide action on environmental issues that affect the residents and workers in Lake County and also address identified community needs.

PACE in Environmental Health or PACE EH is a guidance tool to perform a community-based environmental health assessment and create an accurate and verifiable profile of a community’s environmental health status.

PACE EH is a method for engaging communities and local health officials for:

  • Identifying local environmental health issues
  • Setting priorities for action
  • Targeting populations most at risk
  • Addressing identified issues to improve environmental health

 

The methodology behind PACE EH is a series of 13 tasks to engage collaborative teamwork between a group of local stakeholders (including community members and the staff of local agencies), collect necessary and relevant information related to community environmental health concerns, rank issues, establish relevant indicators and select local priorities for action.

To answer any questions about the PACE EH project or to request that a copy of the survey be mailed to your home, please contact Chris Loxterman or Dan Lark at (440) 350-2543. Agencies participating on the PACE Team include Eastlake Fire Department, HzW Environmental Consultants, Lake County Board of Developmental Disabilities, Lake County Commissioners, Lake County Council on Aging, Lake County Farm Bureau, Lake County Geographic Information System, Lake County Medical Reserve Corps, Lake County Planning Commission, Lake County Soil and Water District, Lake County Utilities Department, Lake County YMCA, Leroy Township, Madison Township, North Perry Village, Ohio State University Cooperative Extension Office, Perry Village, Wickliffe City, Wickliffe Fire Department and Willoughby City.

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