June 6, 2017
NEWS RELEASE CONTACT: CHRISTINE MARGALIS (440) 350-2879
June 2, 2017 LAKE COUNTY GENERAL HEALTH DISTRICT
Lake County Residents Invited to Complete Access to Care Survey
In an effort to gain information on access to care issues in Lake County, Lake County General Health District (LCGHD) will be conducting a community survey open to Lake County residents ages 18 years of age or older. The survey can be accessed at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2017AccesstoCare.
The survey consists of 54 multiple choice questions, can be completed anonymously and takes approximately 15 minutes to complete. Question topics include health and dental insurance coverage as well as possible barriers to receiving care including cost, travel and lack of a personal physician or primary medical home. This survey is a first step in looking at strategies to improve access to care for Lake County residents. Focus groups will be also be conducted with specific groups including senior citizens, individual using behavioral health services and limited English-speaking populations. Information gathered will be used by healthcare stakeholders to identify underserved populations, close gaps in service and develop long-term solutions so that all Lake County residents can reach their full potential.
“With continued discussions around amending the Affordable Care Act, now is an appropriate time to review how Lake County residents access healthcare in our community. Lake County is very fortunate to have several large hospital systems, as well as publicly funded providers working in our area. Yet there is still a significant population of our residents who are unable to access the timely services they need to maintain health,” said Ron H. Graham, Health Commissioner of the Lake County General Health District.
The online survey will be open until July 15, 2017. The winner of a $50.00 Giant Eagle gift card will be selected amongst those who submit their name and contact information at the survey link above. Completion of the survey is not a requirement for entry into the drawing. For additional information, please contact Christine Margalis at (440) 350-2879.