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Cooley Dickinson to Host Community Health Needs Assessment Forum

NORTHAMPTON — Creating healthy communities requires input from those who live there. For that reason, Cooley Dickinson Health Care invites local residents to a Community Health Needs Assessment Forum on Thursday, June 20 from 5 to 7 pm in the Dakin Conference Room at Cooley Dickinson Hospital.

A light supper will be available from 5 to 5:30 p.m., and the program begins at 5:15 p.m. and will conclude by 7 p.m.

Topics to be discussed include an overview of the health-assessment process and a review of data, including statistics and focus group and interview results. Participants will also work in small groups to establish priorities and possible strategies to improve health.

This forum is free, open to the public, and accessible by public transportation. For more information, call Jeff Harness, director of Community Health and Government Relations, at (413) 582-2035.