Residents and other interested users can find population-based data and information about community health and the social and environmental determinants of health for Montgomery County online at Healthy Montgomery’s website. The website - www.healthymontgomery.org - provides data and information on more than 90 topics related to the health and well being of the community and its residents. Data on the website assists County policy makers and partners in identifying key priority areas and helps guide decisions about strategies to meet various needs.
Facts from the site include:
• It costs nearly $70,000 for a family of three to live in Montgomery County without receiving any public subsidy for child care, food, housing or transportation.
• One in every 10 teens in Montgomery County has experienced depression in the past year
• Only one-third of the adult population in Montgomery County engages in regular moderate physical activity
• One out of every three residents speaks a language other than English at home
The Healthy Montgomery website was funded by the Kaiser Permanente Community Benefits Program. Funding for the Healthy Montgomery community health improvement process was provided by the five Montgomery County hospitals and the County. The website was created by the Healthy Communities Institute, a California-based company that has developed web-based technology to bring health and socioeconomic data together to improve the health and well being of communities across the United States.
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