Columbus Public Health officials, working through four regional volunteer committees, are seeking input from residents on their concerns.

"This is something that Columbus Public Health is trying to do with all their health-advisory committees," said Jenny Lin, chairwoman of the north side committee, which includes Northland.

An online poll of residents, also being sought by the health committees for the east, south and west sides, asks residents to identify the top three health concerns in their neighborhoods.

It can be accessed at

"After the north side's health-related top concerns are identified and prioritized, we will address those health concerns through Columbus Public Health's programs and services," Kelli Newman Myers, director of the Office of Public Affairs and Communications, wrote in an email.

"Partly it's a way to engage the community in health issues," Lin said.

"Another part is to try to know what the community thinks the resources might be, kind of identify the top three things."

The results, Lin said, will help Columbus Public Health personnel identify resources needed in specific areas of the city.

Lin said it is her understanding responses to the online questions are needed by early June.

The North Side Health Advisory Committee, for which Lin is seeking a co-chair to assist in keeping abreast of issues in Northland, meets on a bimonthly basis, said Sarah A. Potter, the public-health program manager who is the adviser for the panel.

Meetings are at 7 p.m. in the community room of the Kroger store, 1745 Morse Road.

Dates for remaining meetings this year are June 28, Aug. 23 and Oct. 25, Potter said.