2016 CHNA

Who: Western Wisconsin Health, Hudson Hospital & Clinic, River Falls Area Hospital, Westfields Hospital & Clinic, Pierce County Public Health and St. Croix County Public Health 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

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: 2015 – 2016

Community Health Needs Assessment and Implementation Plan

2017-2019 Healthier Together Community Health Needs Assessment and Implementation Plan

Community Input:

Healthier Together Community Health Input Report

Stakeholder Materials:

CHNA Data Packet – Stakeholder Meeting #1

CHNA Data Packet – Stakeholder Meeting #2

2015 Pierce & St. Croix Community Health Survey Summary

Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) Executive Summaries

Additional Data:

Hunger by the Numbers – Pierce

Poverty & Food Security – St. Croix

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study

Northwoods Coalition Epidemiological Profile on Alcohol and Other Drug Use

The State of Obesity in Wisconsin

County Cancer Profiles