Community Needs Assessment


Vernon Memorial Healthcare partnered with Great Rivers United Way, area health care organizations and county health departments in a five county region to conduct its 2015 Community Needs Assessment.  Compass Now 2015 presents the results of data collected through community surveys, focus groups, an extensive review of socio-economic indicators and an inventory of community resources.  The report summary highlights the key findings of the Compass Now 2015 assessment.
The Compass Now report identified these key health issues:


  • Chronic Disease and Contributing Factors
  • Mental health and/or Substance Abuse
  • Oral health


View the full report: 

Compass Now 2015 

Compass Now 2018


View the full implementation plan: 2016 VMH Community Assessment Implementation Plan