Table 2.

Topic Selection Frequency Across All Survey Respondents (N = 199)

RankTopicRespondents Selecting Topic
n (%)
1Lack of access to mental and behavioral health services and high suicide incidence128 (64)
2Need for drug and alcohol abuse interventions and treatment options, as well as youth prevention96 (48)
3Lack of access to health care due to high cost of health services and insurance79 (40)
4Lack of quality affordable housing63 (32)
5Need for affordable and high-quality childcare58 (29)
6Socioeconomic inequalities52 (26)
7Chronic disease education, prevention, and self-management50 (25)
8Adverse childhood experiences, traumatic life events, and PTSD47 (24)
9Vaping, especially in kids45 (23)
10Health and wellness for senior populations, including connections to community and aging in place40 (20)
11Homelessness38 (19)
12Loneliness and social isolation36 (18)
13Promoting and providing needed support and resources for an active lifestyle (ie, recreational centers, transportation to outdoor opportunities)33 (17)
14Health challenges faced by immigrant and Latino populations (including access to service in native language in culture)33 (17)
15Lack of transportation33 (17)
16Lack of access to and education about healthy and nutritious food28 (14)
17Need for consumer education about insurance and healthcare costs28 (14)
18Lack of clear information about healthcare costs27 (14)
19Need for increased local access to emergency and specialty care33 (12)
20Better access to community resources (such as social services organizations or food banks)22 (11)
21Environmental health issues, including exposure to toxins9 (5)
22Need for increased local options for childbirth8 (4)
23Altitude-related hypoxia (low oxygen in blood)4 (2)
  • Each Respondent Could Select up to Five Topics.