MOUNT VERNON — Wednesday’s meeting of the Community Health Assessment Partnership committee was a “celebration following a two and a half year process,” according to Knox County Health Commissioner Julie Miller who welcomed those in attendance at the Knox County Health Department. “It was a real learning process,” said Miller, who explained that three priorities were established in the planning phase of the recent county health assessment: Mental health, alcohol/drug addiction and child obesity. “We can celebrate the fact that we have completed all the processes, and that we are now able to implement some of the identified strategies already.”
In giving credit to the many committees and groups who contributed to the success of the project, “The one key piece is working together. Working as a group is better,” said Miller. “It gives us a sense of community.”
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