Community Health Assessment

2022 Community Health Needs Assessment

Our 2022 Community Health Needs Assessment identified five overall priority categories of concern:

  • Housing Options
  • Mental Health Care
  • Older Adult Care
  • Alcohol and drug use
  • Suicide

The five most prevalent diagnoses among respondents were:

  • Vision problems
  • Hypertension
  • Sleep apnea
  • Hearing problems
  • Respiratory problems

The five highest areas of need for health care services, according to survey respondents were:

  • Access to mental health care
  • Shelter and services for victims of abuse, violence and assault
  • Alcohol and drug abuse prevention
  • Family planning services
  • Services for persons with disabilities

Activities to address identified community health needs (above) are outlined in a report called a Health Improvement Plan.  These activities will occur over a 3-year period.

Winneshiek Medical Center Community Health Assessment Final Report and Health Improvement Plan – approved July 2022

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