February 4, 2015 – Today, Rockford Health Council releases the results of the 2014 Healthy Community Study.  The Healthy Community Study is designed to provide local health systems and community organizations with data to support reporting of community health needs, as well as support decision making regarding initiatives and efforts.

In the 2014 Study, a different methodology was used for data collection.  The survey was perception-based, designed to help identify trends in our community, rather than needs of our community.  The objective was to find out how people understand or feel about their situations or environments. This allows for a more strategic approach to addressing issues surrounding the three key focus areas: Maternal/Prenatal/Early Childhood Health; Behavioral Health; and Chronic Disease/Obesity.

Click here to access the complete 2014 Healthy Community Study data!   Several additional resources related to the Study are available for download, including:

SPECIAL THANKS: Rockford Health Council would like to thank our key partners in the Study, without whom the Study would not have been possible:

  • Rockford Health System
  • SwedishAmerican Health System
  • OSF Healthcare
  • Rock Valley College
  • Rockford Public School District 205
  • United Way of Rock River Valley

We look forward to partnering with the community in the upcoming year, utilizing the data from the Study to build and improve community health, through education, action and advocacy.



RHC exists to build and improve community health in our region, through education, action and advocacy.
RHC will be a catalyst for collaboration to assure a healthy community with access and quality care for all.

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