Meeting to be held on health care in county

POMEROY — Meigs County Health Department is working on its State-mandated national accreditation via the Public Health Accreditation. Domain 7 deals with access to care and requires the health department to work with the health care system to (1) understand the availability of health care services to the population, (2) identify populations who experience barriers to health care services, and (3) identify gaps in access to health care and barriers to the receipt of care. The health department is requesting community assistance and participation in a meeting on Oct. 18 from 10 a.m.-noon in the 3rd Floor conference room of the Meigs County Department of Jobs and Family Services (on Race Street in Middleport). Ohio University will be facilitating the meeting.

The purpose of the meeting is review public perception of access to health care in Ohio and Meigs County, identify some potential gaps in care, and evaluate strategies to improve health care access locally. The agenda will include two main items: review access to care definition and survey results and work through a process to evaluated strategies to improve access to care in Meigs County.

RSVP by emailing calling 740-992-6626.