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Health assessments identify top health priorities

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EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WEAU) – Community Health Assessments have recently been completed identifying the top health issues in Eau Claire, Chippewa and Dunn counties.

According to a news release from the Eau Claire City-County Health Department, these reports can be found on the Eau Claire, Chippewa and Dunn county public health websites.

The reports show useful state and national data and provide community-driven priorities for improving health across the Chippewa Valley. While some of the health issues were identified in each county, each has its own unique list of health issues.

These assessments are completed by health departments, United Way chapters and local health systems every three years. These organizations use the results to identify the top health priorities. Reports are then created for each county, looking deeper into each health issue. The organizations and each county’s health coalition work together to tackle the top health issues.

The community is encouraged to get involved by reading the reports, joining their local health coalition and volunteering.

The full news release, with links to the reports and individual community health alliances, can be found below.

The partnership includes HSHS Sacred Heart and St. Joseph’s hospitals, Marshfield Clinic Health System, Mayo Clinic Health System, United Way of Dunn County, United Way of the Greater Chippewa Valley, the Chippewa County Department of Public Health, the Dunn County Health Department and the Eau Claire City-County Health Department.

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