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 and 2018 Community Needs Assessment.  Compass Now 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 summaries highlight the key findings of the Compass Now 2015 and 2018 assessments.
The Compass Now report identified these key health issues:

Compass Now 2018

  • Increased access to mental health care services
  • Reduce drug and alcohol abuse
  • Increased access to affordable health care services


View the full reports: 

Compass Now 2015 

Compass Now 2018


View the full implementation plan: 

2016 VMH Community Assessment Implementation Plan 

2018 VMH Community Assessment Implementation Plan