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Health Assessment and Data Reports


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Medina County Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) 2018-2020

Medina County Prioritization Report 2017

Medina County Community Needs Assessment 2017 

Access to Care: Barriers for Low-Income Households 

Youth Report 2015 

Living Well Medina County 

Community Needs Assessment (September 2012) - Executive Summary, Adult, Youth, and Child reports

Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) (January 2013) plus CHIP review and updated workplan.

Community Health Ranking Reports - 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, and 2012


Living Well Medina County, a coalition looking at the health, education, and social service needs of Medina County residents, asked residents to complete and return a community needs survey. The survey asked questions about general health risks, access to healthcare, and social service needs. Residents were randomly chosen to complete the survey. It is not the intent of LWMC to dictate programs, strategies, or funding allocations among our partner agencies. However, the vision of LWMC is Creating and Implementing a Community Vision that Promotes Living Well in Medina County. It is our hope that this document is a step along the journey that we all are taking to ensure that Medina County is the best place to live, work, and play.

Medina County Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) This Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) represents the work, collaboration, and engagement of over 100 individuals/agencies in the community. Multiple opportunities to participate and provide input (including emails, in-person meetings, surveys) were utilized since the release of the CHA in September 2017. 

Click here for the CHIP.

Medina County Priorization Report 2017  Living Well Medina County hired the Hospital Council of Northwest Ohio (HCNO), a neutral regional non-profit hospital association, to facilitate the prioritization process of the CHIP.  Living Well Medina County then invited key community leaders to participate in an organized prioritization process to improve the health of residents of the county.  The National Association of City County Health Officer’s (NACCHO) strategic planning tool, Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnerships (MAPP), was used throughout the prioritization process. This report highlights the process to identify 2 priority areas: Chronic Disease and Mental Health. LWMC is developing a Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) based on these priority areas.

Click here for a PDF of the Prioritization report.

2017 Community Needs Assessment
Living Well Medina County is pleased to provide the Medina County Community Needs Assessment 2017. Additionally, you can see the PowerPoint presentation provided by the Hospital Council of Northwest Ohio on September 8, 2017.

Click here for a PDF of the report.

Click here for a PDF of the PowerPoint presentation from the community event held on September 8, 2017. 

Access to Care: Barriers for Low-Income Households 2015

This report provides a summary of the qualitative data that was collected to supplement the results of the 2012 Community Needs Assessment. The goal of this data is to provide a more comprehensive answer to the question “What barriers to low-income households face when trying to access medical, mental/behavioral health, and social services?” This data was gathered from a series of six focus groups conducted with low-income Medina County residents. Residents were invited to participate if they had a household income of less than $25,000 annually and/or were eligible to receive benefits such as Medicare, Medicaid, SNAP, WIC, cash assistance, etc. These criteria allow for the inclusion of families who may have a household income greater than $25,000 but who still fall below the poverty line due to family size.

Click here for a PDF of the report.

Youth Report 2015
Teens in Medina County Spoke Up on Issues that Affect Them and Their Peers ... and We Listened! The purpose of this report is to document the timeline, milestones of activities, and outcomes focused on youth due to the activities of Living Well Medina County and the partners who are part of this initiative. 

Click here for a PDF of the report. 

If you would like to request a hard copy of the report, please click here.

Community Needs Assessment 2012 - PDF Files
Executive Summary
Full Report - Adult, Youth, and Child
Adult Section Only
Youth Section Only
Child Section Only

2010 Community Health Needs Assessment
Akron Childrens Hospital, Akron General Health System, and Summa Health System sponsored a needs assessment process that covers Medina, Portage, Stark, Summit, and Wayne Counties. The assessment resulted in two distinct reports. A PDF of each report is available by clicking the links below.

Click here for PDF of the 2010 Report
Click here for PDF of the 2010 Secondary Data Report

Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) (January 2013)

The Medina County Community Health Improvement Plan is a follow-up to the 2012 Medina County Community Needs Assessment Report. Click here to view a PDF of the CHIP


County Health Rankings 2017 - 5th in Health Outcomes and 4th in Health Factors

The County Health Rankings & Roadmaps program brings actionable data and strategies to communities to make it easier for people to be healthy in their homes, schools, workplaces, and neighborhoods. Ranking the health of nearly every county in the nation, the County Health Rankings illustrate what we know when it comes to what is making people sick or healthy. The Roadmaps show what we can do to create healthier places to live, learn, work, and play. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) collaborates with the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute (UWPHI) to bring this program to cities, counties, and states across the nation. 

Click here for the 2017 report.
Click here for information on Community Health Rankings


County Health Rankings 2016
Medina County ranked 5th in 2016. Each year, the County Health Rankings process, including how and what measures are analyzed, are improved upon which may have impacted our ranking of 5th this year as compared to 4th in 2015. Since the report in 2015, changes in how adult smoking and excessive drinking were measured changed, and so did Medina County’s percentages. Those two areas, along with adult obesity, are areas indicated by the Rankings to explore. Several areas, including access to exercise opportunities, teen births, mammogram screenings, injury deaths, and uninsured were identified as areas of strength for Medina County. 

Click here for PDF of the 2016 Report.
Click here for information on the Community Health Rankings process.


County Health Rankings 2015
Medina County Continues to rank 4th in Ohio.
Thank you to all in the community - residents, agencies, schools, businesses - that continue to support health!
County Health Rankings 2014
Medina County continues to rank 4th in Ohio 
County Health Rankings 2013
Medina County ranked 4th in Ohio for health.
Click here for a PDF of the 2013 report.

County Health Rankings 2012
Medina County ranked 3rd in Ohio for health.
Click here for a PDF of the 2012 report.

Living Well Medina County (LWMC) partnering agencies include: Alternative Paths, Cornerstone Wellness, Kidney Foundation, Lodi Community Hospital, Medina Hospital, Summa Wadsworth-Rittman Hospital, Medina County Board of Developmental Disabilities, HMC Hospice of Medina County, the County Home, Hinckley Township, Feeding Medina County, Salvation Army, Medina County Economic Development Corporation, Medina County Commissioners, Family First Council, Medina County Sheriff’s Office, Medina City Schools, United Way of Medina County, and the Medina County Health Department. These agencies are part of the LWMC Steering Committee and provided support for the assessment.

In addition to the coalition members listed above, Medina County A.D.A.M.H. Board, Solutions Behavioral Health Care, Westfield Insurance Foundation, and FirstMerit Bank provided support for this needs assessment project.

For more information about Living Well Medina County or the community needs survey, contact Kristen Hildreth, Director of Health Promotion with the Medina County Health Department, at 330-662-0511, toll-free at 1-888-723-9688, or send an email by clicking here.

2012 County Health Rankings
Medina County Ranks 3rd our of 88 counties in health. Click here for full report.


2010 Community Health Needs Assessment
2010 Review of Published Data

Medina County Profile
Prepared by the Office of Policy, Research, and Strategic Planning
Click here for PDF of the report with the latest census data.

Medina County Health Report Card (2007)
The Medina County Health Forum created this first Medina County Health Report Card utilizing the Healthy People 2010 Leading Health Indicators to monitor the health status of Medina County Residents. This group is meeting again in the summer of 2011 to discuss conducting a Community Health Assessment.
Click here for a PDF of the 2007 Health Report Card.County Health Rankings Report 2011
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institutes comprehensive report that ranks the overall health of every county in Ohio. Currenlty, Medina County ranks 3rd overall in Ohio. In 2010, Medina County ranked 4th overall in Ohio.
Click here for a PDF of the 2011 report.
Click here for a PDF of the 2010 report.



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