VISION: Everyone Living Better, Longer
MISSION: Promote the health and well-being of individuals, families and communities of Eau Claire County through collaborative and focused action
Eau Claire Healthy Communities is our local coalition that provides a “table” for stakeholders to collaborate and understand current and future health needs of Eau Claire County through a process of assessing, prioritizing, and addressing health needs. Over 250 diverse partners from across the county participate in Eau Claire Healthy Communities. Our coalition is committed to using health data and best practices to inform our decision-making process.
Eau Claire Healthy Communities consists of a broad-based Council and Action Teams that are all working to promote the health and well-being of individuals, families, and communities of Eau Claire County.
For more information about us and our structure, click here.
To view our operational guidelines, click here.
The Eau Claire County Healthy Communities Council was formed in 1996 to address the findings of the local community health assessment. Over the past 20+ years, Eau Claire Healthy Communities has been vital to bringing several successful programs to our community. These are some of the great initiatives implemented by our action teams:
- Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) Suicide Prevention Training
- FNV (Fruits and Veggies) Campaign
- Family Resource Center for Eau Claire County
- EC4T (Eau Claire for Tomorrow) Early Learning Initiative
- School-based Dental Sealant Program
Current Health Priorities
In 2018, Eau Claire County released the Community Health Assessment (CHA). Through this extensive CHA process, residents prioritized mental health, substance use, and alcohol misuse as the top three health issues.
Eau Claire Healthy Communities has been working on the identified CHA priorities over the past few years: alcohol use, chronic disease prevention/obesity, mental health, healthy relationship promotion and oral health. After approval of the 2018 Community Health Assessment, Healthy Communities adopted the following health priorities for its 2018–2021 Community Health Improvement Plan:
Listed below are all current action teams for Eau Claire Healthy Communities: