Lock Haven University student presents research at Commissioners’ meeting

LOCK HAVEN — Lock Haven University senior, Anthony Eck, recently presented his community based research to the Lycoming County Commissioners during a community board meeting on Dec. 12.

Eck, of Hanover Township, is a health science major with a concentration in community and public health and a minor in psychology. He conducted his research as part of an independent study, partnering with more than 45 health and human service agencies and organizations – the Lycoming County Health Improvement Coalition.

His research was conducted to understand the emerging health concerns within Lycoming County. “I reviewed 14 community health needs assessments and analyzed them,” Eck said. “From the assessments, after analyzing them for what they deemed the emerging health concerns, I was able to name them. They included mental health, substance abuse, lack of education, cancer, obesity, and heart disease. I then created a database with most of the services offered for each specific emerging health concern.”

Eck, who graduated during the winter commencement ceremony on Dec. 16, has a career goal of working in the public health field.

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