Community Health Needs Assessment
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Stoughton, WI 53589
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Community Health Needs Assessment 2022-2024
Dane County has a unique history of collaboration between local health care providers. For many years, our organizations have worked together in order to leverage our combined resources and address the health concerns of our community. In 2012, members of the Dane County Health Council came together to develop a joint health needs assessment under the name Health Dane Collaborative. Since the development of the 2012 Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA), the Healthy Dane Collaborative continues to work together to pursue collaborative approaches aimed at improving the health of Dane County.
The 2022-2024 Community Health Needs Assessment was collaboratively completed in 2021 by Healthy Dane partners: Group Health Cooperative, Public Health Madison Dane County, SSM Health-St. Mary’s, Stoughton Health, UnityPoint Health-Meriter and UW Health. It combines population health data in addition to feedback gathered from the community through community input sessions and interviews to present a big-picture view of the factors impacting the health of our community. While many indicators of health are positive overall, it is apparent that specific populations in Dane County, specifically Black, Indigenous, and People of Color, experience significant inequalities in terms of social and economic opportunities and health outcomes.
The Healthy Dane Collaborative recognizes the health needs of the community and the resources available are constantly evolving. The CHNA can serve as a valuable guidepost to establish shared priorities and as a benchmarking tool as we continue to create a healthier Dane County. The Healthy Dane Collaborative is proud to share this CHNA with the community.