Health care organizations in Dane County are looking for your thoughts about the health and wellbeing of your community. As employers, you have a unique understanding of how the health of the community impacts the health of your employees, impacting both productivity and insurance rates.


A Community Collaborative

Health care organizations form Healthy Dane, a community collaborative which includes Meriter Hospital, St. Mary’s Hospital, Stoughton Hospital, UW Health, Group Health Cooperative of South Central Wisconsin and Public Health Madison Dane County.

Healthy Dane collaborates across systems to jointly address the needs of Dane County residents. As part of this work, the organizations have come together to conduct a Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA), a feature of the Affordable Care Act designed to assist health organizations in better understanding the needs and assets of their community.

Take the Online Survey

A significant feature of the CHNA is public input.

Healthy Dane invites all residents of Dane County to provide their thoughts by completing an online survey. The results of the survey will help Healthy Dane address needs, set goals and work together along with other partners to improve the health and well-being of local residents.

The survey is open until May 31st and is available online in English and Spanish.

Please take a few minutes to complete the 2015 Community Health Needs Assessment, and pass it on… your opinion matters!

Tobi Anne Cawthra

Tobi Anne Cawthra

Guest Blogger, Community Relations Manager at Meriter – UnityPoint Health
Tobi Anne Cawthra is the Community Relations Manager at Meriter-UnityPoint Health, partnering with community based non-profit organizations in Dane County to address identified health needs. In this role, she collaborates with her counterparts at other area health systems as well as public health focusing on wide ranging issues that affect the overall health of the community, from healthcare access to social/environmental conditions.
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