Kingman Regional Medical Center (KRMC) and the Mohave County Department of Public Health have begun a major initiative to identify healthcare needs in Mohave County. As part of the initiative, they are performing a community health assessment, involving:
- Collecting local statistics and data related to health and quality of life within Mohave County communities.
- Obtaining perspectives and identifying community health needs via in-depth interviews with key community stakeholders.
- Using surveys to obtain input and perspectives from County residents regarding health, quality of life, and needs for health-related services in their community.
The health assessment will be a first in the area— never before has there been a comprehensive study of community health done with community member input at a local level. The effort will provide a realistic picture of the actual health needs and issues unique to our population, geography, and economy. In turn, this will allow for better planning and policies that address true health concerns and needs in Mohave County.
To date, Kingman, Bullhead City and Lake Havasu City have engaged in collaboration to form their own community coalitions. In addition, they have formed a larger coalition that is comprised of community members throughout Mohave County. The coalition includes over 100 individuals who represent a broad spectrum of community interests, including city and county government, local Indian tribes, healthcare, education, law enforcement, public services, business, media, charities, faith-based services, youth, senior citizens, minorities, and special needs groups.
For further information about the Mohave County Community Health Improvement Initiative, please visit the KRMC website at www.azkrmc.com (listed under the “Community Partnerships” tab) or contact:
Mohave County Department of Public Health
928-753-0794 ext. 4165
Kingman Regional Medical Center