The Moore American

April 16, 2014

Health System announces community health survey

American Staff
The Moore American

MOORE — The Norman Regional Health System recently announced a plan to conduct a community health needs survey for regional communities.

The survey is the first step in a comprehensive assessment of the health needs of the individuals living in the health system’s service area.

The results of the survey and the overall assessment will provide guidance to address identified health care needs and in the development of wellness and prevention programs.

Information will be gathered using a paper and web-based survey, designed to measure community members’ perceptions of health practices, overall health and access to health care.

Both the web-based and paper survey are available at NormanRegional.com/survey. In appreciation of completing the survey, participants have the option to enter a drawing for a free iPad Air.

“Conducting this assessment reflects Norman Regional’s long-standing commitment to identify the most urgent health needs and better target resources that improve the health of the communities we serve,” said Paula Price, director of Health Promotion and Community. “By taking 10 minutes to complete this anonymous survey, community members have an opportunity to state which health needs have the most impact on their quality of life.”

Norman Regional encourages participants to take the survey online. Those who prefer to complete a hard copy may find them at Norman Regional Hospital, 901 N. Porter Ave., south entry; and Norman Regional HealthPlex, 3300 HealthPlex Parkway, main entry. Completed paper surveys should be returned to these locations. Drop boxes will be provided.

NRHS will report the findings on their website once the data is compiled.