Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA)

Who: Western Wisconsin Health, Hudson Hospital & Clinic, River Falls Area Hospital, Westfields Hospital & Clinic, Pierce County Public Health, St. Croix County Public Health and United Way-St. Croix Valley lead the partnership to plan and implement an organized, two-county, community-based approach for creating and maintaining healthy communities.

What: a systematic process involving the community, to identify and analyze community health needs and assets in order to prioritize these needs, and to plan and act upon unmet community health needs (Assessing and Addressing Community Health Needs, CHA 2011)

Where: Pierce & St. Croix Counties (WI)

Why: As part of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), non-profit hospitals complete a community needs health assessment (CHNA) every three years. Hospitals must collect input from the community, adopt a plan to address community needs and then report on these activities. While not related to ACA requirements, the state of Wisconsin also requires that public health departments conduct assessments “regularly.”

When: 2018 – 2019

Community Health Needs Assessment and Implementation Plan

2020-2022 Healthier Together Community Health Needs Assessment and Implementation Plan

Community Health Action Plans

2020-2022 Healthier Together Community Health Action Plans (coming soon)

Community Input:

2018 Pierce & St. Croix Community Health Survey Summary

Stakeholder Materials:

December 2018 Stakeholder Meeting Data Packet

Additional Data: