Health Organizations come together to Complete Community Health Needs Assessment
Park County, WY (Sept. 6, 2019) Local health organizations including Cody Regional Health, Healthy Park
County, Heritage Health Center, Powell Valley Healthcare and Park County
Public Health have come together to complete this year’s Community
Health Needs Assessment (CHNA).
Every three years for the past six years multiple CHNA’s have been
conducted in Park County by individual health organizations. However,
all parties present in conducting this year’s CHNA agree it has
been a repetitive and siloed approach.
“We thought it was better to pool resources and work together for
a greater impact,” stated Bill Crampton, Park County Nurse Manager.
The CHNA process provides a way for communities to prioritize their health
needs and to then plan and act upon the unmet needs collaboratively over
the next 3 years. All organizations are using numerical factual data supplemented
by a survey given to Park County at large to collect direct community feedback.
“We all were excited to work together on this because when we pool
our resources, it makes this large task much easier to complete, implement
and see results. The data collected will be used as a guiding reference
to assist our Healthy Park County Coalition efforts in the coming years,”
States Wendy Morris, Healthy Park County Coordinator.
The plan is to have the 2019-2021 CHNA finalized by December 2019. Anyone
will have access to this document by visiting any of the organization's websites.
For more information about Park County, Community Health Needs please call
or email Wendy Morris with Healthy Park County at (307) 578-2707 or