July 2, 2022

Health Task Force Determine Needs in Garden City


Garden City, KS (westernkansasnews.com) It can be described as a team effort.  St. Catherine Hospital, City Recreation and the Finney County Health Department combined forces to complete a recent Health Assessment of the community needs in Garden City.  Verna Weber Executive Director of the Finney County Health Coalition believes concentrating efforts achieved the desired results.

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So what did the health coalition find?  The panel found both good and the bad.  Verna Weber Executive Director of the Finney County Health Coalition provides a couple of examples.

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Weber also knows there’s one area where Garden City fell short.

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Forty percent of births in Garden City are from women who don’t have a high school diploma.  The average is 25 percent statewide.

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