Community Health Needs Assessment
In the practice of public health, the community is the patient and the health of the community is watched and measured on a routine basis. This is done by looking at key population health indicators such as local disease rates, causes of death, and behavioral health determinants, like smoking or drinking rates. In Wisconsin, each local health department is required to regularly lead a community health assessment. The assessment findings are widely spread among community members to allow public health practitioners and their community partners to address priorities which may call for notice and change community health improvement plans.
The 2014 Wisconsin County Health Rankings Report positions Sheboygan County as the 27th of the 72 Wisconsin Counties in relation to "health outcomes." This ranking is further proved throughout the 2014 Sheboygan County Health Assessment which involves likeness between local, state and national data. Local assessment findings show that major progress has been made during the past decade in many distinct areas including, but not limited to, youth lead poisoning, physical activity, birthrate to teens and local immunization rates. Main local health findings which call for thought including binge drinking, tobacco use, heroin use, obesity, heart disease, injuries by falls, and limited access to dental care for uninsured or under-insured residents of our community.
Please see the link below for the complete 2017 County Health Rankings as released by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
2014 Community Health Assessement
Healthy Sheboygan County 2020 partnered with Aurora Health Care, Health and Human Services, Division of Public Health, Lakeshore Community Health Care, St. Nicholas Hospital, United Way of Sheboygan County and UW-Extension of Sheboygan County to completed 2014 Community Health Assessment.