Macon County Public Health reviews health concerns
Macon County Public Health recently issued Macon County’s State of the County’s Health Report (SOTCH) for the calendar year of 2013. The purpose of this report is to inform community members, leaders, and organizations about Macon County’s progress on certain health issues. It also provides the most current data on a number of leading health indicators such as county demographics, leading causes of death, chronic disease mortality, access to care, and health promotion.
The SOTCH Report highlights the county’s achievements and set-backs realized during the year in relation to the three health priorities identified in the 2012 Comprehensive Community Health Assessment. These priorities included reducing the incidence of chronic diseases related to obesity; reducing the incidence and mortality rates associated with breast, colorectal, and lung cancers; and promoting the recruitment and retention of primary care physicians and dentists.