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Community Health Needs Assesment

Community members encouraged to participate in 

COMMUNITY HEALTH NEEDS ASSESSMENT


Crawford/Grant Counties, WI — Area healthcare organizations and county health departments have joined forces to conduct a Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA), a process conducted every three years to identify and prioritize efforts to address the communities’ health needs.


Crossing Rivers Health, Grant Regional Health Center, Gundersen Boscobel Area Hospital and Clinics, Southwest Health, and Grant and Crawford County Health Departments are working together to conduct the 2024 CHNA which will help inform each entity’s Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP).

“The community survey is a key component of the Community Health Needs Assessment process,” says Jeff Kindrai, Grant County Health Department. “Voices from the community, coupled with county and state data, helps us understand where we’re making progress and where we can do more to address community health needs and disparities.”


The survey is intended for individuals who live, work, or provide services in the Southwest Wisconsin counties of Grant, Crawford, Lafayette, and Iowa, as well as the Northeast Iowa counties of Allamakee and Clayton. The survey link is currently available on partner organizations’ websites and/or social media pages and in printed form upon request.

Following the assessment process, which includes gathering and analyzing relevant public health and hospital data, surveying the community and talking with key stakeholders, the group will identify the top health priorities to be the focus of their efforts in the years of 2025, 2026 and 2027. Each hospital and health department will develop and implement a plan that addresses these priority areas.


“We encourage everyone to share their voice and share this survey opportunity with others,” says Sonya Lenzendorf, Crawford County Health Department. “It is important to get feedback from a wide variety of individuals that represent our communities. This feedback helps determine the programs and services that will be provided to support a healthier future.”

To learn more, or to get involved in future community health improvement efforts, contact any of the following:

Grant Regional Health Center: Rochelle Williams (608) 723-3223, rwilliams@grantregional.com

Gundersen Boscobel Area Hospital and Clinics: Natalie Tollefson (608) 375-6300, natollef@gundersenhealth.org

Southwest Health: Julie Stephenson (608) 342-6305, stephensonj@southwesthealth.org

Crawford County Health Department: Sonya Lenzendorf (608) 326-0229, slenzendorf@co.crawford.wi.gov

Grant County Health Department: Jeff Kindrai (608) 723-6416, jkindrai@co.grant.wi.gov

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