Healthy behaviors, access to medical care and the environmental surroundings have a direct influence on a population's health. As a community, St. Charles County places an emphasis on being healthy. Residents, businesses and community leaders make health a priority and seek opportunities to overcome health dangers. Independent surveys and community-wide statistical data routinely recognize the wellness within St. Charles County's population — citing health factors, economic strength, educational attainment and an extensive support network.
Monitoring health threats, reducing chronic diseases and investigating incidences of communicable diseases have an impact on our well-being. By doing this tracking, our regional health network can better identify those at increased health risk, assess the causes of health inequities and recommend proactive measures to decrease the burden of disease or injury.
There are two main areas of concern within this discipline: