Chronic Disease Community Needs Assessment
Partnership Grant staff and Viterbo Senior student nurses conducted a chronic disease needs assessment from September through November 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 74 questionnaires to participants during 11 sessions held at 9 locations in Vernon County. Questionnaires were administered at locations where citizens receive other services such as: a) Bethel Butikk Food Pantry, b) Living Faith Church Food Pantry, c) New Hope Food Pantry, d) Viroqua WalMart, and e) Fortney Hotel.
Two focus groups were held to collect data from a total of 7 citizens. The location of focus group was the Living Faith Church Food Pantry in Viroqua, WI and the New Hope United Methodist Church Food Pantry in Redmound, WI. Participants provided information about gaps in their healthcare related to management of chronic disease and limited or no access to healthcare.
Vernon County Chronic Disease Community Coalition
Vernon County partners at the Health Department assisted 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. Thirty-one citizens agreed to join the coalition. Members are from a variety of professions that provide services in Vernon County. A list of the coalition members can be accessed on the webpage under the coalition link.
The coalition met 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.
Coalition Meeting Agendas / Minutes
Chronic Disease Needs Assessment Reports
Chronic Disease Health Needs
Chronic Disease Interventions (New Services)
- Wellness Clinic - information under construction