Jane Jensen, Human Development and Relationship Educator
Beginning January 9, 2020, community health needs assessment (CHNA) of Sheboygan County will be underway. The CHNA is a collaborative initiative being led by Public Health, Aurora Health Care, Prevea Health, Lakeshore Community Health Center, United Way of Sheboygan County and the Extension Sheboygan County Human Development and Relationships Educator.
The first step will be a telephone survey of 400 randomly selected residents. Please answer your cell or landline if 414-774-0623 comes up. It is important to you and your family’s health. It will supplement a prior survey conducted in 2017 to provide updated data and analyze changes or trends. The survey focuses on access to primary care, health care coverage, substance use, smoking, vaping, nutrition, physical activity, cancer, and injury prevention, immunizations, children’s health, mental health and chronic disease. It is completely anonymous. Additional information will be gathered through key informant interviews, secondary data and a community conversation implemented by the lead organizations.
Results will track the success of community health improvement activities and help guide local health improvement efforts. Visit www.healthysheboygancounty.org for more information.