El Dorado County residents older and healthier, but lack access
While overall people in EDC are healthy, the assessment identified five “communities of concern” where the rates of negative health outcomes frequently exceed county, state and federal benchmarks.
Those communities were Diamond Springs, El Dorado, Georgetown, Placerville and Pollock Pines. Some 57,000 residents live in those areas making up slightly less than a third of the county’s total population.
Demographically, Diamond Springs led the other four areas in the percentage of households in poverty as well as the percentage of those over the age of 25 with no high school diploma, no health insurance and with limited English. Diamond Springs, at 34.3 percent, also had a higher percentage of single female-headed households living in poverty than the national average, which is 31.2 percent.
Georgetown registered the highest unemployment rate in the county at 13.6 percent. However all five communities had higher unemployment rates than the national average and three had higher unemployment rates than the state average.
Placerville led with the highest percentage of non-White Hispanic residents and also the highest percentage of those renting, with Diamond Springs a close second.
As far as crime, Placerville led with a major crime rate of 300.3 per 10,000 residents. The remaining areas had crime rates that were half that of Placerville’s.
Visits to the hospitals due to assaults were also highest in Placerville followed by Diamond Springs. In addition..
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Priority Health Needs for Marshall Medical Center The health needs identified through analysis of both quantitative and qualitative data are listed below.
These were prioritized according to the degree of support in the findings. All needs are noted as “health driver,” or a condition or situation that contributed to a poor health outcome. Health outcome results follow the list below , and a detailed listing of health needs is included in Appendix G.
1. Access to primary and preventative services
2. Limited mental health services; lack of access to mental health services
3. Lack of access to specialty and follow up care
4. Lack of access to inpatient and outpatient substance abuse treatment
5. Limited transportation options
6. Lack of access to dental care
7. Lack of coordination of care among providers; no case management services
8. Limited or no nutrition literacy/access to healthy and nutritious foods, food security
9. Lack of safe and affordable places to exercise
10. Perceptions of limited cultural competence in health care and related systems
Between early 2012 and February 2013, Valley Vision, Inc., conducted an assessment of the health needs of residents living in Marshall Medical Center’s hospital service area (HSA).
For the purposes of the assessment, a health need was defined as: “a poor health outcome and its associated driver.” A health driver was defined as: “a behavioral, environmental, and/or clinical factor, as well as more upstream social economic factors, that impact health.”
Residents can access the entire assessment and benefit plan at https://www.marshallmedical.org/upload/docs/CHNA%20Marshall%20final.pdf