The 2014-2015 Eau Claire County Community Health Assessment is a joint effort of nine partner organizations in Eau Claire and Chippewa County, Wisconsin, to improve the quality of life in the Chippewa Valley. The purpose of the assessment is to assess the health needs and identify the top health concerns in the community, and mobilize the community in working toward prevention for these areas of concern. As a result of this assessment, the partners can develop initiatives that more closely align with the priorities identified by the community.
This assessment documents the variety of data collection methods used to discern more clearly the issues facing the community. These methods included a community health survey, three community listening sessions, and five Community Conversations, after which Eau Claire County residents identified mental health, alcohol misuse, and obesity as the top priorities out of 14 health areas.