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Public Invited to Share Views on Health in Logan County


Lincoln Memorial Hospital and the Logan County Department of Public Health are asking residents of Logan County to complete a short survey about health issues in their communities. The survey will be used to guide community health efforts for the next three years.

Nonprofit hospitals like LMH are required by the Affordable Care Act to conduct a Community Health Needs Assessment every three years to identify specific health priorities within the county where that hospital is located. The hospitals work with other local healthcare organizations and health departments to collect this data and use it to develop a Community Health Implementation Plan to address the selected priorities.

“Each county we serve has unique health needs,” said Molly McCain, LMH community health coordinator. “Input from local residents is crucial to identifying those needs and formulating plans to address them.”

The survey, available at, is an important part of the Community Health Needs Assessments. People who do not have internet access can complete the survey by contacting the LMH community health coordinator Molly McCain at 217-605-5014 or at the Logan County Department of Public Health at 109 Third Street in Lincoln.

During the previous Community Health Needs Assessment in 2021, public input led to the selection of youth mental health, obesity and substance use as priorities for Logan County. That input sparked the creation of initiatives like matching dollars at The LMH Market for families with SNAP benefits and the Trailblazer walking program at the LMH Wellness Trail.

“The survey takes only a few minutes to complete, but it can have a huge impact on the health of our communities,” said Kara Davis, director of nursing at Logan County Department of Public Health.