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Community Health Needs Assessment

Meriter is pleased to be a part of this first ever DaneCounty Collaborative Community Health Needs Assessment. As part of healthcare reform, allnot-for-profit hospitals are required to determine the health needs of thecommunity. In order to do this in DaneCounty, Meriter has partnered with St. Mary's Hospital, UW Hospital, StoughtonHospital and Public Health Madison and Dane County to create thisassessment. Our collaborativedemonstrates the core belief of all of our organizations – that the health ofour community is paramount. Nothing isgreater than helping our neighbors stay and be well.

For this process, the Healthy Dane collaborative utilizedpublically available data, Public Health Madison and Dane County, and heldsessions with community members.

Through this work, we have a much better understanding ofour community's health and the opportunity for even better health. Of course, we know that this Community HealthNeeds Assessment is not perfect nor does it reflect each person's experiencewith health, but we now have a better understanding.

We are grateful to all who helped make this work possibleand provide this information to the community as a valuable resource for all.

Meriter is a proud partner in the local Healthy Dane collaborative (, which provides health information to the community.  This website offers community members, organizations, and others  an opportunity to review up-to-date aggregate data on Dane County's many facets of health.