Health Assessments


  • The most recent Fulton County Community Health Assessment released in December, 2016 was cross-sectional in nature and included a written survey of adults, adolescents, and children within Fulton County.  From the beginning phases of the CHA, community leaders were actively engaged in the planning process and helped define the content, scope, and sequence of the project.   The Fulton County CHA has been utilized as a vital tool for creating the Fulton County Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP).  

  • Resources complied by the Fulton County Partners For Health while working on the 2017 Community Health Improvement Plan. Fulton County has a lot to offer. 

  • This is the most current assessment that provides an invaluable source of information on the current status of the health of our entire population of our county, birth to age 99. This data will be used to begin mapping local data trends and needs. Take a look at the health of Fulton County.  


    Additional Resources

  • This assessment provides an invaluable source of information on the current status of the health of our youth as well as the opportunity to begin mapping local data trends.

  • This community health improvement plan (CHIP) represents the first time that Fulton County Stakeholders have come together to prioritize the health issues that will require the commitment of every sector of the community to address these issues effectively. It is hoped that as a result of this plan, Fulton County will rally around the issues identified and work together to implement best practices that will improve the health of Fulton County.  

  • Resources complied by the Fulton County Partners For Health while working on the Community Health Improvement Plan. Take a look at all Fulton County has to offer. 

  • This assessment provides an invaluable source of information on the current status of the health of our entire population of our county, birth to age 99. As well as the opportunity to begin mapping local data trends and needs. Take a look at the health of Fulton County. 

  • This executive summary provides an overview of health-related data for NW Ohio adults (19 years of age and older) and youth (ages 12 through 18) who participated in county-wide health assessment surveys from 2004-2010. 

  • Vital Statistics ~ Diseases & Conditions ~ Health Surveys ~ Comm Profiles ~ Maternal & Child Health


    Interactive Health Data and Statistics for the State of Ohio

  • What is the YRBS? 


    The Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) is a population-based survey of students in grades 9 through 12. The YRBS, developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), provides information on the prevalence of behaviors practiced by young people that put their health at risk. This information can then be used to more effectively target and improve health programs. 


    The YRBS is conducted every two years. Ohio has participated in the YRBS since 1993. The Ohio Department of Health, Ohio Department of Alcohol and Drug Addition Services, and the Ohio Department of Mental Health jointly sponsor the Ohio YRBS. 

  • The Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS) monitors six types of health-risk behaviors that contribute to the leading causes of death and disability among youth and adults, including— 

    • Behaviors that contribute to unintentional injuries and violence
    • Sexual behaviors that contribute to unintended pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases, including HIV infection
    • Alcohol and other drug use
    • Tobacco use
    • Unhealthy dietary behaviors
    • Inadequate physical activity


    YRBSS also measures the prevalence of obesity and asthma among youth and young adults. 


    YRBSS includes a national school-based survey conducted by CDC and state, territorial, tribal, and local surveys conducted by state, territorial, and local education and health agencies and tribal governments.


Fulton County Health Department

OHIO

606 S Shoop Ave

Wauseon, OH  43567

419.337.0915

Mon-Fri 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

1st Thursday until 6:00 pm