2018 Hendricks County
Community Health Assessment

Introduction

The 2018 Hendricks County Community Health Assessment provides a comprehensive look at the health and wellness of Hendricks County residents.

During the year of 2018, local hospital systems and universities including Indiana University Health, Franciscan Alliance, Community Health Network, St. Vincent/Ascension, IU School of Public Health, and University of Evansville School of Health Sciences along with members of the Hendricks County Health Partnership, staff at the Hendricks County Health Department, and staff at Hendricks Regional Health collaborated to conduct a county-wide primary survey of residents' health needs and behaviors. In addition to the primary survey, IU Health West hosted a focus-leader meeting including representatives from various health agencies in the county to discuss and identify the most urgent health needs according to their experience and witness, as well as a key stakeholder interview with a representative from the Hendricks County Health Department to discuss the focus-leaders' conclusions. 

Following this, staff members at the Hendricks County Health Department conducted a secondary data review which includes the most recent, county-specific data available from national sources such as the U.S. Census Bureau, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, and the Bureau of Labor Statistics.


The following assessment is broken down into four reports: 1) Primary Survey Results, 2) Secondary Data Review, 3) Further Conclusions, and the 4) 2019-2021 Hendricks County Community Health Improvement Plan. Button-links for each report can be found at the bottom of this introduction page.

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County Demographics

The following demographic information was collected in the secondary data review.  All charts and data points reflect Hendricks County only, unless otherwise indicated.