HOW DO I?
We believe that sharing these data can act as a catalyst to strengthen and enhance our local health care system, and doing so provide a number of opportunities that align with Monterey County Health Department’s strategic initiatives:
- Empower the community to improve health through programs, policies and activities
- Enhance community health and safety by emphasizing prevention
- Ensure access to culturally and linguistically appropriate, customer-centered quality services.
Health is a true state of well-being that incorporates physical, mental, spiritual, social, economic, and community wellness and opportunity. As a networked system of health, we partners must effectively collaborate in our efforts and resources. The data held in this 2013 Community Health Assessment should be widely discussed, prioritized, and collectively applied to encourage safer and healthier homes, neighborhoods, and communities.