Health Needs Assessment
Teton County Health Statistics
Periodically, St. John’s Medical Center performs a Health Needs Assessment.
The results of this survey are compiled in a document that provides a
comprehensive overview of the primary health needs in Teton County, WY
– derived from the Healthy Teton County (HTC) initiative, a partnership
between SJMC and Teton County Public Health. HTC includes four distinct,
comprehensive assessments, more than 10 community meetings, a survey of
1,200 residents, an examination of existing health data, and consultations
with health professionals and over 40 human service organizations from
across Teton County.
Once we have data on the most pressing health issues, we then create an
implementation plan strategizing how to give residents greater access
to the services they need. Some of the statistics we pay attention to include:
- Local adults and children that do not have health insurance
- Factors that prevent residents from seeking the care they need
- How easy is it for residents to navigate the health care system
- Community access to health screenings
- Residents that have immunizations
- Community access to substantial, nutritious foods
Below can review results from previous CHNAs to get more informed of some
of the common issues faced by Teton County residents, and what you can
do to help resolve them in both your own family and the community as a whole.