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Levi Hospital is once again conducting a Community Health Needs Assessment by distributing a survey through April, with copies available at multiple locations.

The assessment is conducted every three years, the last one in 2016, and survey questions cover a variety of health topics, including personal and family health, community improvement, access to health care, demographic identifiers and opinion questions, Alisha Chatman, Levi's director of community health, told The Sentinel-Record Tuesday.

A Community Advisory Committee is providing leadership and guidance for the project and is composed of notable community members including Bart Newman, committee chair; Dr. Bob Aspell, Lynn Blankenship, Sally Carder, Joyce Craft, George Dooley, Susie Reece, Don Gooch, Janet McAdams, the Rev. Leon Massey, Dr. Jack Porter, Dr. Gene Shelby, Hot Springs Police Chief Jason Stachey, Gary Troutman and Willie Wade.

The committee members are "leaders who play an important role in the community and uphold community involvement," Chatman said. "Our goal is to discuss what the health needs are in our community, discuss results from community surveys and implement strategies to improve the well-being of our community.

"This survey gives residents the unique opportunity to provide valuable input on health and health care in the area, which we use as a key component of the Community Health Needs Assessment," she said, noting the survey takes about 15 minutes to complete.

"The survey has questions where you can check mark and a couple of opinion questions for comments," she said.

Copies of the survey can be obtained at the Garland County Library, 1427 Malvern Ave.; Levi Hospital, 300 Prospect Ave.; Garland County Health Department, 1425 Malvern; the Charitable Christian Medical Clinic, 133 Arbor St.; The Greater Hot Springs Area Chamber of Commerce, 659 Ouachita Ave.; Quapaw Community Center, 500 Quapaw Ave.; and the Webb Community Center, 127 Pleasant St.

The survey can also be completed online at communityhealthsurvey.

The locations listed are where residents can obtain paper copies and each location has a drop box, Chatman said. Visit, click on employment opportunities and then community health survey, print it off, complete it and drop off at any of the listed locations, she said.

"If anyone would like for me to drop some off at schools, organizations, civic groups, faith-based groups, etc., please contact me via email at [email protected] or call 501 622-3325," she said.

Local on 03/14/2019

Print Headline: Levi Hospital conducts community health survey

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