HERKIMER COUNTY LEGISLATURE
109 Mary Street, Suite 1310
Herkimer, NY 13350
To: All Herkimer County Residents
The Herkimer County Legislature is pleased to make available, in PDF format, the 2012 Herkimer County Risk Assessment Profile Update, a data-based assessment of community strengths and challenges that affect the health and well being of Herkimer County residents.
The 2012 Profile was created by Herkimer County Integrated County Planning and Herkimer County HealthNet, Inc., in collaboration with the members of the Comprehensive Assessment Task Force. It is an update to the previous Risk Assessment Profiles published in 2000, 2003, 2006 and 2009.
The 2012 Risk Assessment Profile includes approximately 400 pages of local, state and national data organized into six areas of focus: Community, Citizenship, Physical and Emotional Health, Family, Economic Security, and Education. In addition, the Physical and Emotional Health section of the 2012 Risk Assessment Profile is now formatted utilizing the New York State Department of Health's Prevention Agenda Priority Areas. The Prevention Agenda was launched in conjunction with the required 2012 Community Health Assessments performed by the Herkimer County Public Health Department in collaboration with local hospitals and community stakeholders.
We hope that the 2012 Risk Assessment Profile can be used by public and private agencies as a resource when planning for services that impact the health and well-being of Herkimer County residents.
I want to thank all of the people involved with the preparation and production of the 2012 Herkimer County Risk Profile and must acknowledge Darlene Haman, Regina Giacovelli, Adam Hutchinson and Chip Bassett, Dale Miller and the Comprehensive Assessment Task Force for going above and beyond the call.
Vincent J. Bono
Herkimer County Legislature