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 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. For Eau Claire County, top five areas were: drug use, mental health, alcohol misuse, obesity, and healthy nutrition.