Barren River Initiative to
Get Healthy Together
1109 State Street
Bowling Green, KY 42102
The Barren River Initiative
to Get Healthy Together
Community Health Dashboard
Health Begins in Our Community.
What is a Community Health Assessment (CHA)?
Every 3 years, the BRIGHT Coalition completes a CHA for the BRADD region, which entails surveying the community, collecting data, and analyzing results to see what the biggest issues or needs are for the community. The data can then be used to design programs, implement services, develop policies, allocate community resources, and more.
BRIGHT's Health Planning Process
Steps to Health Planning Start Date End Date Status
Reflect and Strategize 1-Jun-21 31-Jul-21 Complete
Identify and Engage Stakeholders 1-Jun-21 1-Oct-21 Complete
Define the Community 1-Oct-21 1-Nov-21 Complete
Collect and Analyze Data 1-Sep-21 31-Dec-21 Complete
Prioritize Community Health Issues 1-Dec-21 31-Jan-22 Complete
Plan Implementation Strategies 1-Feb-22 16-May-22 Complete
Document and Communicate Results 17-May-22 30-Jun-22 Complete
Implement Strategies 1-Jul-22 31-Dec-24 Ongoing
Evaluate Progress 1-Jul-22 31-Dec-24 Ongoing
Based on AHA's CHA Toolkit cycle, with steps 6 and 7 switched
Data in this CHA Dashboard will be for various geographies including by county, BRADD as a whole, Barren River District as a whole, and Kentucky as whole. Some data isn't available for populations under 100,000; in those cases, Warren County may be the only county shown.
Barren River District (BRD) refers to the counties served by Barren River District Health Department: Barren, Butler, Edmonson, Hart, Logan, Metcalfe, Simpson, and Warren.
Barren River Area Development District (BRADD) is made up of the 8 counties of BRD plus Allen and Monroe Counties.
A complex web of factors influence our health. Throughout this resource, we've spotlighted local data that gives insight into our social and economic context, physical environment, everyday behaviors, and health outcomes. Our healthcare system is also a core component of our community's health, so we've spotlighted insight into its impact in BRADD on its own page.
Social and Economic Context
Examples of social and economic context you'll see throughout this dashboard are:
Median household income
Social welfare programs (WIC, SNAP)
Average meal cost