Klamath County Public Health seeks input on maternal, child health

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – Local families are asked to provide insight into the health and well-being of mothers and children in two specific ways.

First, there are confidential, anonymous online surveys that can be completed at (in Spanish) or (in English). These quick surveys provide the opportunity for the public’s voice to be heard, as Public Health is conducting a needs assessment to help the State of Oregon better understand the needs of women, children, youth and families.

Second, focus groups are being held to obtain more in-depth responses than the survey will provide. Again, participation is confidential. Participants will join an hour long conversation, where a meal will be provided. They will also receive a $10 Fred Meyer gift card and a chance to win a gift basket.

All of the input given will be used to develop priority areas of focus for the next five years. Previous priority areas have resulted in activities in the community, including community health promotion and outreach, oral health programs and dental-screenings for school-aged children, and work with schools to make sure kids have access to healthy foods and physical activity.

For more information, call Public Health at 541.882.8846.