Lucas County Health Center, Public Health Conducting Community Health Needs Assessment

Lucas County Health Center and Lucas County Public Health have partnered to conduct a Community Health Needs Assessment in an effort to identify the community’s most pressing health-related needs. The results will help both organizations develop health services and programs to address the issues.

Participants will be asked questions about health related topics such as diet and nutrition, exercise, alcohol consumption, and more. Once the data has been collected, the two organizations will meet to discuss the results and develop a community health plan for Lucas County.

“We hope that members of our local communities will take advantage of the opportunity to provide input about the future of the healthcare services that are provided at a local level,” said Mary Grismore, Nurse Administrator for Lucas County Public Health.

The gathered information will also assist with making informed decisions on improving access to services, minimizing barriers to healthcare, creating efficiencies in the delivery of care and developing local health improvement strategies.

“WE designed this survey to help us identify the needs of our community,” said Jena Wiley, Marketing Manager for Lucas County Health Center. “By the time we’re done with the survey, we hope to have a better idea of what our community needs are and create a plan to help address them.”
Those who are interested in participating in the survey are encouraged to visit to take the survey. Paper copies can also be picked up at Lucas County Health Center, LCHC Medical Clinic, Chariton Area Chamber/Main Street, and the Chariton Public Library.

For more information or to request a copy of the survey, please contact Jena Wiley at 641-774-3219 or

To take the survey, please click here.