Health Assessments


  • The 2023 Fulton County Community Health Assessment is the result of ongoing collaborative efforts that span more than 20 years and comprise a number of community leaders and organizations known collectively as the Fulton County Partners for Health.  


    The data in this report helps us to describe and understand the prevalence of acute and chronic health conditions, access to care barriers and health disparities. Use of this data to direct community resources to where they will have the biggest collective impact is the next step. Partners for Health will use this report to inform the development and implementation of the Community Health Improvement Plan, a strategic plan to focus improvement efforts on identified health priorities. 

  • We appreciate your interest in the data presented in this publication. 

    It is the result of the 2021 health assessment of youth in Fulton County.  The information collected is reported along with health information from relevant national and local data sources. 


     Join us as Britney Ward, Director of Corporate and Community Health Promotion at the Fulton County Health Center, reviews the highlights from our 2021 Youth Health Assessment Survey.

    VIEW FULL VIDEO HERE

  • The 2020-2023 Community Health Improvement Plan was drafted by agencies and service providers within Fulton County. During January 2020 -September, 2020, the committee reviewed many sources of information concerning the health and social challenges Fulton County adults, youth and children may be facing. They determined priority topics which if addressed, could improve future outcomes, determined gaps in current programming and policies and examined best practices and solutions. The committee has recommended specific action steps they hope many agencies and organizations will embrace to address the priority issues in the coming months and years. 

  • Resources compiled by the Fulton County Partners For Health while working on the 2020 Community Health Improvement Plan. Fulton County has many resources to offer. 

  • This health assessment publication contains a tremendous amount of data which can serve as one source for strategic planning with respect to making Fulton County a healthier community. It can influence the current course of action and support new areas of interest. When using this publication for planning purposes the process should look more in depth at the results obtained, seek additional sources of information from service providers and identify the target population to put the findings in perspective. We hope you will consider joining the Fulton County Partners for Health and contribute to the planning process that results in a county-wide Community Health Improvement Plan for the next three years.

  • The information in this publication can ultimately benefit our community. We encourage you to be open to new ideas and collaborations as you use this information. It is designed for your use as you consider the health needs of  the people of Fulton County. By all of us working together we can positively impact the health of this community.

  • This health assessment publication contains a tremendous amount of data which can serve as one source for strategic planning with respect to making Fulton County a healthier community. It can influence the current course of action and support new areas of interest. When using this publication for planning purposes the process should look more in depth at the results obtained, seek additional sources of information from service providers and identify the target population to put the findings in perspective.

  • 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 compiled 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.  


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  • 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. 

  • The Youth Risk Behavior Survey Data Summary & Trends Report: 2011–2021 provides the most recent surveillance data, as well as 10-year trends, on health behaviors and experiences among high school students in the United States (U S ) related to adolescent health and well-being.


    These include sexual behaviors, substance use, suicidal thoughts and behaviors, experiences such as violence and poor mental health, social determinants of health such as unstable housing, and protective factors such as school connectedness and parental monitoring.


    We also highlight disparities in these important outcomes by sex, race and ethnicity, sexual identity, and sex of sexual contacts.

  • 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.