Chronic Disease Community Needs Assessment
Partnership Grant staff and Viterbo Senior nursing students conducted a chronic disease needs assessment during February and March of 2009. The purpose of the needs assessment was to obtain information about chronic disease and access to healthcare from the target population of uninsured and underinsured citizens. The data was used to determine the priority health promotion needs of this population. New health screening, immunization, and education services will be implemented to meet these needs. A full report of the data collected can be accessed on the webpage using the report links.
The information (data) was collected by administering 83 questionnaires to participants during 12 sessions held at 6 locations in Monroe County. Questionnaires were administered at locations where citizens receive other services such as: a) St. Clare Mission, c) Ecumenical Bread Basket, c) United Methodist Tuesday Soup Supper, d) Hanson’s IGA, e) Walmart, and f) Neighbor to Neighbor Food Pantry.
One focus group was held to collect data from a total of 7 participants. The location of focus group was Neighbor to Neighbor Food Pantry in Tomah. Participants provided information about gaps in their healthcare related to management of chronic disease and limited or no access to healthcare.
Monroe County Chronic Disease Community Coalition
Monroe County partners at the Health Department the grant Project Director to identify individuals to serve on the community coalition. The purpose of the coalition is to serve as an advisory group for the grant project. Twenty three citizens agreed to join the coalition. Members are from a variety of professions that provide services in La Crosse County. A list of the coalition members can be accessed on the webpage under the coalition link.
The coalition met on April 28, 2009 to review data, identify priority needs of the population based on the data, and recommend interventions to meet the priority needs. The agenda and minutes of the meetings can be accessed on the webpage using the meeting agenda/minutes links. The report of priority needs identified for the target population and recommended interventions identified through the work of the coalition can be accessed on the webpage under reports.
Meeting Agendas / Minutes
Chronic Disease Needs Assessment Information
Wellness Clinic at Monroe County Health Department
Monroe Community Coalition Members