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What is the Community Health Needs Assessment?

The Community Health Needs Assessment is required by local health departments to complete every 5 years and for hospitals to complete every 3 years. The following are the needs assessment goals for Lincoln County:
  1. Identify community strengths and opportunities in order to prioritize health focus areas.
  2. Serve as a resource for community stakeholders.
  3. Provide education and awareness of the overall health of Lincoln County to policy makers, community organizations, school, faith-based organizations, foundations, employers, public, and others.
  4. Provide data to demonstrate the need for resources to address health issues.
Process
The community needs assessment process started with community partners in January of 2012. Community partners were invited to review Lincoln County data related to Healthiest Wisconsin 2020 Focus Areas. The data presented was provided by community partners as well as the Wisconsin Division of Public Health. After the data was reviewed, selected members meet to develop and distribute a community health survey. The survey was handed out in the spring of 2012. Target audience for the survey included low income, older adults, employees, families and the general population.

Health Priorities
  • Mental Health
  • Nutrition
  • Oral Health
The following Healthiest Wisconsin 2020 Focus Areas were reviewed during the data process:
  1. Alcohol and Drug Use
  2. Chronic Disease Prevention and Management
  3. Communicable Disease Prevention and Management
  4. Environmental and Occupation Health
  5. Healthy Growth and Development
  6. Injury and Violence Prevention
  7. Mental Health
  8. Nutrition and Healthy Foods
  9. Oral Health
  10. Physical Activity
  11. Reproductive and Sexual
  12. Tobacco Use and Exposure
For more information, see document below or visit Healthiest Wisconsin 2020 at www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/hw2020/index.htm

Healthy People Lincoln County Plan is updated every five years. The 2012-2017 plan priorities are oral health, mental health, and nutrition.

We invite you to actively support Healthy People Lincoln County’s Community Health Improvement Plan. If you are interested in volunteering, we encourage you to help with an event or be a member of an area coalition. You can also partner with your family, worksite, or a community organization that you are part of to promote oral health, mental health, and good nutrition. If you are interested in getting involved, contact Shelley at Lincoln County Health Department at 715-539-1360 or shersil@co.lincoln.wi.us
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