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State Officials To Study Overall Wellbeing Of West Virginians

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The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) and Bureau for Public Health announced the launch of the West Virginia State Health Assessment (SHA) on Monday.

The assessment collects data and analyzes it to provide an overview of the community’s current health status, needs and factors that contribute to health outcomes. 

From this overview, a five-year plan will be developed to address public health issues by identifying resources and determining how to use them to improve health outcomes.

“This survey is an opportunity for West Virginians to contribute to improving the health of our state. We want to understand the strengths, health status, and concerns of your community so that we can implement real public health action to address your health priorities,” said Dr. Matthew Christiansen, State Health Officer and Commissioner of DHHR’s Bureau for Public Health. “This is the first step in creating real change to improve health outcomes in West Virginia.”

For more information about the West Virginia State Health Assessment survey, visit the DHHR’s website or participate in the survey.

The State Health Assessment Survey is available through Oct. 9, 2023.