The assessment documents the variety of data collection methods used to discern more clearly the issues facing the community. These methods included: a community health survey, community conversations, coalition meetings, and comprehensive secondary data collection. Eau Claire County identified mental health, substance use, alcohol misuse, chronic disease, and obesity as the top five health priorities out of 14 health areas.
The 2018 Eau Claire County Community Health Assessment was conducted by the Community Health Assessment Planning Partnership Committee. This group strategically joined efforts to assess health in Chippewa and Eau Claire Counties. The Community Health Assessment Planning Partnership Committee is a collaborative venture involving county health departments, local health care facilities, and nonprofit organizations. The purpose of the assessment is to evaluate and prioritize the health concerns in the county and mobilize the community in working towards health outcomes. As a result of the assessment process collaborative interventions, can be implemented to align with the identified health priorities.