Community Health Assessment

The Community Health Assessment is a comprehensive look at the health and well-being of Portage County residents. The purpose of compiling this community health assessment is to identify the needs of the community in order to provide appropriate services.

This data-rich assessment provides a comprehensive look at the health and well-being of Portage County. Health-related data includes adults (19 years and older), Youth (ages 12-18), and children (ages 0-11) who participated in a county-wide health assessment survey.

Portage County completed its first Community Health Assessment in 2016. In 2019, a second Community Health Assessment was completed. The Community Health Assessment for Portage County is the first step necessary for the development of a Community Health Improvement Plan.

The Portage County Community Health Assessment would not exist without the assistance of community leaders and many public and private health partners, whose members took the time to carefully plan and carry out the assessment. A special thank you to the local school officials who assisted in the assessment process and set aside valuable time that allowed 6th to 12th grade students to participate in this important project.

Portage FINAL Health Assessment with Cover 12-6-19

Portage FINAL Health Assessment with Cover 3-3-16


Portage County Community Health Assessment Partners:

Akron Children’s Hospital 
AxessPointe Community Health Center 
Children’s Advantage 
Coleman Professional Services  
Family and Children First Council 
Family and Community Services 
Hiram College 
Kent City Board of Health  
Kent City Health Department 
Kent State University College of Public Health & Center for Public Policy and Health 
Kent State University Health Services 
Kent State University Center for Nutrition Outreach

Mental Health & Recovery Board of Portage County 
Northeast Ohio Medical University  
OhioCAN  
PARTA  
Portage County Board of Health  
Portage County Children’s Services 

Portage County Combined General Health District Portage

County Commissioners 
Portage County Job & Family Services 
Portage County Safe Communities Coalition

Portage County School Districts 
Portage County Sheriff’s Department 
Portage County Township Trustees 
Portage County Veterans Services 
Portage County WIC 
Portage Learning Centers 
Portage Park District 
Portage Substance Abuse Community Coalition  
Sequoia Wellness 
Suicide Prevention Coalition of Portage County

The Portage Foundation 
Townhall II  
University Hospitals Portage Medical Center

United Way of Portage County