Franklin County HealthMap is a comprehensive overview of our community’s health status and needs. Federal requirements mandate that the Franklin County HealthMap be updated every three years to help hospitals and other community stakeholders understand and prioritize health needs of Franklin County residents.
The HealthMap helps drive initiatives that improve the quality, value, and accessibility of health care in the central Ohio region. For hospitals and health care organizations, it serves as a guide to target and prioritize resources, strengthen community relationships, and provide information that contributes to keeping people healthy. The last HealthMap was developed in 2016 and an updated HealthMap will be produced in 2019. The report covers social determinants of health, health resource availability, behavioral health, wellness care, maternal and child health, oral health, mental and social health, infectious diseases, youth issues, and death, illness and injury.
The Central Ohio Hospital Council leads the effort to identify the community’s health needs by convening and coordinating the efforts of the Franklin County Community Needs Assessment Steering Committee made up of representatives of local hospitals, local and state agencies, and nonprofits.
Franklin County Community Health Needs Assessment Steering Committee Membership
- Central Ohio Area Agency on Aging
- Central Ohio Hospital Council
- Central Ohio Trauma System
- Columbus Public Health
- Franklin County Public Health
- Mount Carmel Health System
- Nationwide Children’s Hospital
- Ohio Department of Health, Disability and Health Program
- The Ohio State University College of Public Health, Center for Public Health Practice
- The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
- PrimaryOne Health
- United Way of Central Ohio