Tri-County Health Surveys Begin This Week
Lakeview, Oregon – This week, the High Desert Rural Opioid Partnership will begin its survey of Lake, Klamath, and Modoc county residents as part of a community health assessment process.
The High Desert Rural Opioid Partnership is working closely with the Hospital Council of Northwest Ohio and researchers at the University of Toledo to conduct the survey. Over the next two months, 3,600 Lake, Klamath, and Modoc county residents ages 25 to 75 will be randomly selected to participate in a survey. Residents of Lake, Klamath, and Modoc counties who are randomly selected are urged to complete and return the survey.
[The Hospital Council of Northwest Ohio will mail the survey to 1,200 randomly selected people in each of the three counties.]
The anonymous survey asks participants to answer questions about perceptions and use of opiates. These answers will create a snapshot of the health of Lake, Klamath, and Modoc County adults. The results will guide many public and private agencies in their program planning over the next several years by identifying key health problems. The final community report will be available in the fall of 2019.
The High Desert Rural Opioid Partnership is composed of many public and private agencies that make up the public health system. The partners include Goose Lake Medical Services, Klamath Basin Behavioral Health, Klamath County Public Health, Lake County Public Health, Lake County Sheriff’s Office, Lake Health Clinic, Lake District Recovery Center, Lake District Wellness Center-Prevention, Lakeview Disaster Unit, Modoc Medical Center, Outback Retirement Center, Sky Lakes Medical Center, Town of Lakeview, and Warner Mountain Medical Clinic.
This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of an award totaling $200,000 with 3 percent financed with non-governmental sources. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by HRSA, HHS, or the U.S. Government. For more information, please visit HRSA.gov.
Press release provided from Lake Health District.