The 2021 Eau Claire County Community Health Assessment was conducted by the Community Health Assessment Planning Partnership Committee, a collaborative venture involving county health departments, local health care facilities, and nonprofit organizations. This group strategically joins efforts every three years to assess health and better understand the issues our communities face in Chippewa and Eau Claire Counties. This year, the Eau Claire County community identified mental health, drug use, alcohol misuse, obesity, and healthy nutrition as the top five health priorities out of 14 health areas.
The assessment documents the variety of data collection methods used, including community health surveys, community conversations, coalition meetings, and comprehensive secondary data collection. The purpose of the assessment is to evaluate and prioritize the health concerns in the county and mobilize the community in working towards improving health outcomes. A next step after the Community Health Assessment will be identifying and implementing strategies to help improve the top health concerns. Healthy Communities this fall will start such working to identifying potential strategies as we start the Community Health Improvement Plan process.