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Flathead Health Survey Shows Surprising Results

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The Flathead City-County Health Department, along with Kalispell Regional and North Valley hospitals, are sharing the results from the 2012-2013 community health needs assessment, findings that should come out every three years.

Flathead public health officer, Foe Russell, says a study this comprehensive has not come out in "quite a while."

Through surveys, focus groups, and state data, the document lists five key areas of need, including availability of dental and general care for low income and underinsured patients.

The study also reports a higher teen pregnancy rate and suicide rate for Flathead county in comparison with the state and the nation.

"If our community is going to respond to the healthcare needs we have to do activities such as this," said Russell.

Click here for PDF of that study in its entirety.

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