The Starke County Commissioners have scheduled three separate community health meetings to address the health care services and needs in Starke County and the public is invited to attend. Commissioner Jennifer Davis said the goal is to assess and address the continuum of healthcare service needs in the community, and to accomplish that goal, she said they must identify the resources that are currently available and any service gaps that may exist. Davis said the information will then be used to organize a plan for health service needs of Starke County residents.
Davis explained that she and her fellow commissioners know healthcare is a priority for all residents, and they want to bring together the services available and ensure that the services will be available in the future as well, and with the impact of the Affordable Care Act, Davis said the needs will only continue to grow.
The first public meeting will take place on Wednesday, Nov. 13 at 6:30 p.m. CT at the North Judson-San Pierre High School Auditorium, followed by another meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 19 at 6:30 p.m. CT at the Nancy J. Dembowski Community Center in Knox. The final meeting is scheduled for Nov. 20 at 6:30 p.m. CT at the Oregon-Davis High School Cafeteria.