CCH will work hand in hand with the East Central District Health Department and other health- and business-related agencies to address these needs of our communities. It will support the identified needs of family support, substance abuse and mental health, as requested by other participants of the CHNA that have agreed to take the lead in these areas in which they already have programs in place and related expertise.
Additionally, CCH agrees to take the lead in addressing the identified needs of access to health care and obesity by conducting the activities described below.
Access to health care – Improve access to comprehensive, quality health care services. CCH will take the lead exploring and/or implementing the following:
Family support – To improve the stability, health and well-being of women, infants, children and families through the effective use of community resources. The Child Well-Being Work Group will take the lead in exploring and/or implementing the objectives and actions steps.
Obesity – Promote healthy weight and reduce chronic disease risk. Columbus Community Hospital’s dedication to helping create a healthier community is seen in the hospital’s commitment to building a new health and wellness center. The center will not only provide increased access to exercise and fitness opportunities, but also to registered dietitians who, through classes and individual consultations, can address lifestyle changes that can help decrease health issues associated with obesity and chronic diseases.
CCH will also take the lead exploring and/or implementing the following:
Substance abuse – Reduce substance abuse to protect the health, safety and quality of life for all, especially children in grades 6-12. The ECDHD, Columbus Police Department and Platte County Sheriff’s Department will take the lead in exploring and/or implementing the objectives and action steps. CCH will provide advice and support as requested.
Mental health – Improve mental health through prevention and by ensuring access to appropriate, quality mental health services. The Platte County Mental Health CHIP Group will take the lead in exploring and/or implementing the objectives and actions steps. CCH will provide advice and support as requested.
Implementation strategy approval – By resolution of the CCH board of directors at a meeting held Nov. 12, 2012, this implementation strategy was approved by the board members, and directed to be posted on CCH’s website and attached to its Form 990.