New London getting a health needs assessment

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Over the next three years, the Ledge Light Health District will be assessing conditions in the New London area that contribute to better health for residents. The study, funded by the CDC, will consider assets that contribute to healthy lifestyles, reducing smoking, and managing chronic problems such as diabetes and heart disease. The goal is to make recommendations to enhance physical activity, good nutrition and smoking cessation. The 2007 New London County Health Needs Assessment found that 19% of New London residents under age 65 were uninsured and 11% of city residents missed a needed medical visit due to cost.
Ellen Andrews