Your Voice Matters.
March 10, 2023 - For release upon receipt
Contact: Jenny Vorpagel 920-459-3265
SHEBOYGAN COUNTY AND LOCAL PARTNERS TO CONDUCT
COLLABORATIVE COMMUNITY HEALTH ASSESSMENT SURVEYS
Your voice matters! You know your community better than
anyone. Local health partners, including Sheboygan County Division of Public Health,
Aurora Health Care, HSHS St. Nicholas Hospital, Froedert Health, Lakeshore
Community Health Care, UW-Extension, and the United Way of Sheboygan County are
urging residents to participate in a community health survey. The Community Health
Needs Assessment (CHNA) survey will provide valuable data for continued evaluation
of community needs and help guide government, not-for-profit, and volunteer
organizations as they fashion services to meet the most pressing health needs of the
In order for as many Sheboygan County residents to have their voices heard, two
methods will be used to collect survey data:
1. JKV Research, an independent research firm that specializes in community
surveys (phone number 414-774-0623), will be making calls to cell phones and
landlines until they have reached 400 people allowing for results to be
projectable to the county. The anonymous survey will take about 17 minutes to
2. An online survey available in English, Spanish and Hmong will be available to
anyone who lives in Sheboygan County. This anonymous survey will take about
10 minutes to complete and is open to anyone 18 years and older.
No one will ask for identifying information, such as social security number, banking
account numbers, or other personal identifiers during the survey call. Questions will
focus on issues such as access to primary care, health care coverage, substance use,
smoking, nutrition, physical activity, cancer prevention, injury prevention, immunizations,
children’s health, mental health, and chronic disease. The new data will supplement
2020 community health assessment data and will allow Sheboygan County Public
Health and community partners to analyze trends over time. Results will be released to
the public later this year.
The community health surveys are created to:
● Gather local data to document health status related to health priorities
established by the state health plan.
● Identify local health behaviors or risk factors that present opportunities for health
promotion and health care cost reduction
● Track the success of community health improvement activities
● Allow local health partners to document population health indicators to help guide
health improvement efforts.