Community Health: Shared Community Health Needs Assessment

Learning what communities need for better health.

Since 2012, the Milwaukee Health Care Partnership’s (MHCP) health system members – Aurora Health Care, Ascension Wisconsin, Children’s Wisconsin and Froedtert and Medical College of Wisconsin – have committed to share funding and design of the shared Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) every three years. The CHNA serves as the foundation from which hospitals and local health departments develop their respective community health improvement strategies. The findings also inform and guide the MHCP’s members’ collaborative efforts and are intended to inform a broader audience about the top health issues facing Milwaukee County.

The 2021 Milwaukee County Community Health Needs Assessment now available!

In 2021, a keen focus was placed on racial and health equity in CHNA data collection and analysis. A redesigned community health survey directly addressed racism and discrimination as key determinants of health.

The full 2021 report, as well as information about the CHNA process, components, and purpose, can be found on Health Compass Milwaukee.

Health Compass Milwaukee

Health Compass Milwaukee provides a one-stop resource for trusted, comprehensive health-related data about Milwaukee County residents and communities. You’ll find up to date demographic, health, and determinants data as well as proven, data-driven strategies to improve health. Health Compass Milwaukee is sponsored by the MHCP health systems members, Advocate Aurora Health, Ascension Wisconsin, Children’s Wisconsin and Froedtert & the Medical College.