A community wide health assessment is underway! The Manitowoc County Health Department along with healthcare organizations, service agencies, and some nonprofits want to hear from community members what is needed to make Manitowoc County a healthier place to live for all.
The community health assessment takes a wide variety of information from prevalence of health behaviors, social determinants of health, environmental factors, and community input to discover the gaps, disparities, and trends that may not be apparent and to recognize organizations or programs that are working well and should be supported to continue to push the community forward in being a healthy place to work, live, and play.
Components of the Manitowoc County Health Assessment include:
- A phone and online survey with members of the community
- Interviews with community members and service organizations
- Review of secondary data from local, state, and national sources
- Community forums
Manitowoc County Residents are invited to join a series of meetings to review the recent Community Health Needs Assessment data, identify prevalent issues, and prioritize key health concerns. Meeting details and registration can be found here.
The assessment findings are shared among multiple agencies and are used to help determine what future work can be done. That work is then mapped out through a Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP). The plan shows what objectives the Manitowoc County Health Department and Healthiest Manitowoc county (HMC) will be focusing on and how we can work with the community to make a positive impact.
2022 Community Health Assessment (CHA) Data
|Phone Survey, Executive Summary||Comparison of changes from 2010 to 2022 from 400 randomly selected community members|
|Phone Survey, Comprehensive Results||Complete answers from 400 randomly selected community members|
|Online Survey, Comprehensive Results||Complete answers from 958 respondents|
|Online Survey, Demographic Crosstab||Breakdown of 958 online survey results by demographic categories|
|Stakeholder Interview Report||Key themes discovered from 32 agency interviews|
|Secondary Data Report||Collection of data already made available by various different sources|
2022 Community Forum Data & Materials
|Secondary Data Reference Packet||Sample of CHA data and other available secondary data selected to be presented at a community meeting|
|Qualitative Data Reference Packet||Sample of primary data collected during the CHA process including an online survey, community interviews, and a phone survey|
|Data Walk Q&A Packet||Questions and answers from community attendees at the community forum meetings including additional data by request|
|Data Walk Recap Video||A short video that recaps what happened during the Community Data Walk on August 31, 2022 including how the community selected Mental Health, Substance Use, and Protective Factors as top health concerns in Manitowoc County|
|Priority Data Packet||Mini data walk for each of the following priority areas discussed during the Health Prioritization meeting on September 30, 2022; Substance Use, Mental Health, and Physical Activity/Nutrition/Obesity.|