A new health report conducted by Kent State University reviews the health of Northeast Ohio residents which included statistics from 16 counties.
The goal of the report is to identify problems that area health and social service agencies can work together with citizens of the community to develop solutions to help improve the quality of life for residents throughout the region.
The Center for Community Solutions sponsored the study and their goal includes identifying community issues, analyzing data and make recommendations so that residents can make improvements.
The report explored 10 areas that were also compared on a national and state scale with categories including teen births, prenatal care rates, behavioral health, disabilities, health insurance coverage and more.
Data from the report showed 362 per 100,000 Summit County residents have had the STD chlamydia compared to 573 per 100,000 Cuyahoga County residents.
Nearly 38 per 1,000 females in Summit County are teen mothers compared to 18 per 1,000 in Medina and 20 per 1,000 in Portage Counties.
The full report can be viewed at the Center for Community Solution’s website.
New report gauges health of Northeast Ohio residents – Akron Beacon Journal/Ohio.com