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Health Department Asks Valley For Ways To Improve

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The Flathead City-County Health Department is asking you for ways to get better.

The Community Health Needs Assessment was done last year and showed five areas that could use some work, including providing mental healthcare and patient advocacy.

Tuesday, there's a meeting at the health department starting at 5:30 p.m. where the results of the survey will be explained and people will be asked for their ideas.

There's another meeting on Thursday in Whitefish city hall starting at 6:30 p.m.

People from the health department, North Valley, and Kalispell Regional hospitals will be there.

"I think it's exciting. It's something that we definitely need and it's a good basis for us to start to provide services that we know are going to make a difference," said Leslie Diede, the Health Promotions Coordinator for the Flathead City-County Health Department.

Diede says this is the first time the Flathead community has done something like this.

She hopes to have a plan hammered out in the next couple of months, after getting feedback from these meetings a few other groups around the Valley.

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