Who we are
In 2015, community leaders came together to better understand the issues that contribute poor health outcomes in Terrell County. Public health data show that for many years, the community has suffered from unusually high rates of cancer, cardiovascular disease, and diabetes to name a few.
Recognizing that the local community has the answers to improving conditions that will promote good health, the Cancer Coalition, Phoebe, SW Public Health District, agreed to conduct a community health assessment. The goal of the assessment was to gather information from community stakeholders to better understand the underlying causes of health disparities and to identify local resources and assets that can be aligned to address these issues.