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How healthy is Lakewood? We found out!

On September 9, 2022, we released the Lakewood Community Health Needs Assessment report examining the social determinants of health in the City of Lakewood. Residents offered feedback on resources such as food, housing, economic and social relationships, transportation, education, and health care. Examining the social determinants of health will aid in the development of equitable community programs and initiatives for Lakewood residents during this two-stage process. 

The report was built on primary data from the US Census as well as secondary data tied to a broad, statistically representative community survey, numerous focus groups and interviews with key stakeholders in the City of Lakewood. The report is organized around the Center for Disease Control’s definitions for social determinants and documents key indicators of community health: economic stability, access to both quality education and health care, neighborhood and built environment, and social and community context.

Read the report and explore the resources below. Sign up for our emails and we’ll let you know when Action Plan meetings are taking place.  

Read the Lakewood Community Health Needs Assessment Report

Lakewood CHNA 2022 social determinants of health

Full Report

Executive Summary

Fact sheet

Appendix and Data Deck

More than 60% of your health is determined by where you live.  

The health of a city is determined by the people who live, work and play there. Identifying Lakewood’s strengths and challenges will play a critical role in developing, implementing, and improving health-centered community programs and initiatives. Community input will help highlight Lakewood’s unseen challenges and determine how residents can best be served.

Because we need to meet the needs of the entire community, this project will produce something comprehensive, actionable, and mutually supportive. By the end of 2022 we will be able to release an Action Plan for more equitable programs and initiatives to serve all Lakewood residents.