Community Health Needs Assessment Underway in Milwaukee County

The Partnership’s health system members (Aurora Health Care, Ascension Wisconsin, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, and Froedtert Health) share the funding and design of Community Health Needs Assessments (CHNAs) in six southeastern Wisconsin counties. Conducted every three years, the CHNAs serve as the foundation from which hospitals and local health departments develop their respective community health improvement strategies.

The Milwaukee county CHNA began earlier this year, with final publication slated for January 2019.  The assessment is comprised of three components:

The Partnership’s 2015 CHNA revealed that chronic disease, mental health, substance abuse, violence, and access to care were the leading health concerns for Milwaukee County residents.  Several reports from the most recent Milwaukee county CHNA are available at