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Community Health Needs Assessment report now available online

JACKSON HOLE, WYO – The 2018 Community Health Needs Assessment report is now available online.

Healthy Teton County noted the community’s top community health issues are mental health, alcohol, sexual and reproductive health, chronic disease and cancer screenings, nicotine use, and immunizations for those 65+.

The prioritized social determinants of health were severe housing, access to care, and food insecurity. The 2018 Community Health Implementation Plan, which outlines the goals and strategies for addressing each identified issue, will be available later this summer.

Binge-drinking continues to be a problem in Teton County.

This is the second iteration of the Community Health Needs Assessment conducted by Healthy Teton County, a community health initiative led by Teton County Health Department and St. John’s Medical Center, with participation from over 35 local organizations.

Binge-drinking continues to be a problem in Teton County.Questions about the report? Contact Julia Heemstra, director of wellness at St. John’s Medical Center, at (307) 739-7244; or Jodie Pond, director of health at Teton County Health Department, at (307) 732-8461.

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