Your Community Health Needs Assessment Just Got Easier

New WHAIC data mapping tool now live

March 04, 2021

The WHA Information Center (WHAIC) provides actionable information to increase the efficiency and effectiveness with which Wisconsin hospitals provide care to their communities. And the latest WHAIC data resource—the Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) Mapping Tool—is no exception.
The CHNA Mapping Tool is designed to assist hospitals and their communities complete the tri-annual community health needs assessment. This powerful resource leverages claims data collected by WHAIC and data from the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey (ACS) to help identify a community’s health challenges, down to the census tract level. Accompanying the dashboard is a white paper that provides additional information on data sources as well as guidance on how to use the tool.  

The Health Needs Assessment Mapping Tool can be found in the WHA member portal under the “Resources” tab. For assistance or additional access, contact WHA Information Center Director of Operations Brian Competente.
WHA will provide complimentary training on the CHNA Mapping Tool in a brown bag lunch webinar at noon on March 16. To learn more and register, click here
If you have any questions about this new, WHA member-only resource, contact WHA Information Center Vice President Jennifer Mueller.

This story originally appeared in the March 04, 2021 edition of WHA Newsletter