What is the Community Health Improvement Plan/Process?
Since the mid 1990’s, local health departments have been statutorily responsible for providing community health assessments. These assessments look at the current health of the community, as well as needs, to improve the quality of life for Barron County residents. As a part of the Affordable Healthcare Act, all non-profit hospitals must also conduct a community health assessment.
Working Together For Public Health In Barron County
For the first time, community partners are working towards the same goal. Cumberland Healthcare, Lakeview Medical Center, Marshfield Clinic, Marshfield Dental Clinic, and Mayo Clinic Health System have all been actively working with Public Health so all community members can have a voice in the plan.