Audubon County Health Agencies Partner to Conduct Community Health Needs Assessment

Audubon County Memorial Hospital & Clinics and Audubon County Public Health are partnering with several other agencies in the county to conduct a community health needs assessment. The goal is to gather input from people throughout our service area regarding their perceptions of the current state of our population’s health and what they believe are the most important health needs that our communities should address. The results of the assessment will be used to identify current health needs and develop strategies to positively impact health and wellness changes.

The health needs assessment process includes a review of benchmarked county health data along with an initiative that involves the community through surveys and focus groups. We encourage all adult citizens of the community to complete the health needs assessment survey, which can be completed online at We will also be placing paper copies of the survey in various locations around the community as well as at the hospital, Audubon clinic, Exira clinic, and public health. They survey will remain available to residents for their input through September 6.

After the survey process is complete, a community forum will be scheduled in the fall to review the responses, prioritize focuses, and create a long-term plan and systematic effort to improve community health and wellness. From this, the health agencies will develop a health improvement plan with input from various county agencies and representatives.

If you have any questions about the survey, please contact Kolton Hewlett at or 712-563-5293.