Rise in obesity, smoking, cancer deaths is troubling.
The comprehensive community health assessment report for Macon County was presented Wednesday at a full partnership meeting at Macon Bank’s Corporate Center, reviewing the findings and offering recommendations on what county officials and volunteers can do to enhance the quality of living in Macon County. The report outlined the county’s top priorities in terms of improving the community’s overall health, while also analyzing the pervasive health problems within the county and their root causes. The last report was conducted in 2007. The state mandates the study every four years.
Kathy McGaha, Quality Program Manager at Macon County’s Public Health Department, illustrated the findings associated with the report in an hour long Power Point presentation.