Healthy Communities and Meeker McLeod Sibley Community Health Services works together to complete Community Health Assessment

April 22nd, 2021
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Meeker McLeod Sibley Healthy Communities Collaborative works closely with Meeker McLeod Sibley Community Health Services (MMS CHS) and other partners during assessment periods, to share data sources, attend stakeholder sessions and work together to help each other complete the required work.  MMS CHS’s next assessment will take place in 2022-2023.

The Collaborative has a long and effective history of working together on various  programs, applying for grants and streamlining services. This community health assessment reflects the health status Meeker, McLeod and Sibley county residents.  The completed Community Health Assessment can be found here.

After completing the community health assessment a community health improvement planning team (including both local public health staff and community partners) determines priority health issues.  After further discussions and reviewing the data sources, Meeker McLeod Sibley Community Health Services determined the top three health priorities that will be the focus of the Community Health Improvement Plan during 2019 through 2022.

The top three concerns are:

Suboxone is a medication that is often used in medication-assisted treatment (MAT) for opioid use disorder (OUD). It helps people stop using opioids by managing withdrawal symptoms and reducing cravings.

Healthy Communities Collaborative will continue to use the collective action approach which requires collaboration from all partners to work on overarching goals to address the community needs and establish common priority areas for health. Each agency/organization utilizes shared local public health data to work on interventions specific to their agency/organization and contribute as a whole to overall community goals.

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