Wednesday, October 21, 2015

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa.  –  Residents of Franklin County will begin receiving telephone calls from the Franklin & Marshall College Center for Opinion Research in late October and early November as part of a Community Health Needs Assessment.

The phone survey will gather information about the community’s opinions, experiences and knowledge on a variety of health-related topics.

According to Summit Health’s Vice President of Community Relations, Barbara Rossini, the calls will be made to both landlines and cell phones throughout Franklin County.

“If you receive a call from Franklin & Marshall College in the next month, please answer,” Rossini urged. “Your opinions and experiences are valuable to the future of health services in our area.”

According to Rossini, the phone calls will continue through November.

The 2015 Community Health Needs Assessment aims to identify strengths, gaps, and opportunities in meeting the health needs of Franklin County residents.  

A community-based advisory group comprised of community members and leaders representing school districts and higher education, state-funded organizations, area non-profit groups, faith-based groups, and local health systems have been working together to complete this research with Franklin & Marshall College.

The last Community Health Needs Assessment in Franklin County was completed in 2012. The complete report is located here.