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Community Health Needs

Assessing our communities for a healthier tomorrow

St. Claire HealthCare (SCH), Morehead State University (MSU) and the Gateway District Health Department (GDHD) joined together to form the "Gateway Wellness Coalition." The GWC is conducting extensive community health need assessments in four of the Gateway-area counties (Bath, Menifee, Morgan and Rowan). The goal for the assessments is to help identify the most crucial health needs and concerns in our region so we can work together to develop a plan of action to address the identified health priorities.

Health Needs Assessment

Gateway Wellness Coalition

Gateway Wellness CoalitionThe GWC will conduct the health assessment using the Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnerships (MAPP) assessment tool. This tool provides the framework for assembling the variety of organizations, groups and individuals that comprise the local public health system to create and implement a community health improvement plan that targets services and education programs.

"The goal for the assessment is to help us identify the most crucial health needs and concerns in our community so we can develop a plan of action to address identified health priorities," says Mark J. Neff, SCH President/CEO. "This will include a complete analysis of our assets, resources and data obtained during the assessment to better enable us to plan for the future healthcare needs in our community."

The GDHD has a longstanding history of working collaboratively with SCH and other health organizations to assess and address community needs. The GDHD conducts field surveys from community events, health fairs and churches as well as other civic organizations.