Community Health Planning

This information enables ZMCHD and other local agencies to direct resources toward areas of greatest need. Please feel free to use this information to improve programs, and support your grant applications.

2016 Muskingum County Community Health Assessment

2017 Muskingum County Community Health Improvement Plan

What is the Healthier Muskingum County Network?

The Healthier Muskingum County Network includes community partners from 45 local agencies invested in the Muskingum County Community Health Assessment.

ZMCHD values collaboration and partnerships to ensure community engagement. Community engagement is described as an ongoing process of dialogue and discussion, collective decisions, and shared ownership (Public Health Accreditation Board). Partnerships within our community provide opportunities to leverage resources, coordinate activities, meet public health needs, and use community assets in new and more effective ways. The Zanesville-Muskingum County Health Department is involved in many local, regional, and state committees, coalitions, partnerships, and professional organizations to address community needs.

Currently, ZMCHD staff facilitate the Healthier Muskingum County Network. This group meets to review data and develop a Community Health Assessment. Based on the data from this assessment, the group also develops and evaluates the Community Health Improvement Plan. The Community Health Assessment and the Community Health Improvement Plan can be found (links here to appropriate web page).

Several other key partnerships are listed below.

Local Partnerships

Regional Partnerships (within Ohio)

  •  Regional Public Health Preparedness
  •  Health Care Coalition

Statewide/Professional Partnerships