Morgan County Community Survey

In the spring of 2019, CFMC launched a countywide effort to determine community concerns and priorities in a number of focus areas that affect residents’ quality of life, including: Neighborhood Environment, Economic Stability, Education, Healthcare, Food, and Community Involvement.

A total of 860 residents participated in the main survey, representing all hometowns in Morgan County. An additional 709 students participated in a youth-focused survey administered in six area high schools.

Survey reports and presentations can be accessed at the links below:

Findings from this initiative are being used to develop an equitable, comprehensive plan to build more healthy and resilient communities in Morgan County, through CFMC programming, advocacy, and partnerships. To find community development resources and learn more about CFMC’s initiatives, see below.

Social Determinants of Health

To better understand what residents identify as priorities, challenges, and opportunities for creating healthier communities, CFMC implemented a countywide survey and outreach initiative in 2019, exploring the Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) that affect health outcomes in Morgan County.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention defines SDOH as “conditions in the places where people live, learn, work, and play,” which “affect a wide range of health risks and outcomes.” By learning more about how Morgan County residents experience each of these factors in their daily lives, CFMC can establish informed program priorities and baseline metrics to guide community development initiatives.

At the links below, you can learn more about each category, and access survey findings, additional data, and relevant CFMC objectives, initiatives, and partners. These links will be regularly updated to provide additional program highlights and resources as they become available.

With this rich understanding of the factors that affect Morgan County health and resiliency, CFMC will be able to ensure that the foundation’s programs, funding, and advocacy are aligned with real problems, and providing real solutions, at both the county and community levels.