This 12 months, COVID-19 and its results introduced the attention of non-public well being and the significance of dwelling wholesome to the forefront of our lives. We at UnityPoint Well being need to be your accomplice in well being in our neighborhood. As a way to assist us establish the priorities we’re asking you to be part of The Neighborhood Well being Wants Evaluation, a device that can assist Trinity prioritize the wants of our neighborhood for change.
Each three years UnityPoint Well being – Trinity Regional Medical Middle conducts this Neighborhood Well being Wants Evaluation. We attain out to neighborhood companions and leaders by way of interviews to raised perceive the well being issues they’re seeing. In the meantime, we ask you, our neighborhood members, your ideas on the well being of our neighborhood. Normally, the Neighborhood Well being Wants Evaluation is a approach for all of us to make use of our voice to attempt to promote well being and well-being.
In 2018, the Neighborhood Well being Wants Evaluation recognized entry to well being care, weight problems, and psychological/behavioral well being as areas of precedence for Webster County. UnityPoint Well being – Trinity Regional Medical Middle then labored to fight every of those points in varied methods.
Via the Scientific Laboratory Enchancment Modification, the price of these essential labs are waived, permitting us to enhance our entry to well being care providers for our neighborhood. We renewed this license which permits a nurse to attract no-cost screenings resembling lipid panels, Vitamin D, and A1C for low revenue or uninsured members of the neighborhood on the Neighborhood Well being Middle. Insured screening can also be obtainable each month for less than $25 for every screening.
We even have representatives that sit on the Household and Neighborhood Motion Staff and collaborate with different neighborhood organizations to debate methods the neighborhood can join, the right way to maintain youngsters protected, and the right way to strengthen households relating to entry to healthcare.
Trinity has collaborated with the neighborhood to fight weight problems, particularly youngster weight problems. Regardless of it being on maintain this 12 months, we continued to offer employees and sources for the THRIVE in-classroom Wellness and Weight problems prevention program together with THRIVE swim. These packages promote well being early on to youngsters to raised the success of their long-term well being.
The well being of our neighborhood is a precedence, and that concept extends to psychological well being. For the reason that final evaluation, Berryhill Middle has added Behavioral Well being Pressing Care, expanded Substance Use Dysfunction Companies, and supported a community-based assist teams like Nationwide Alliance on Psychological Sickness for Fort Dodge. Throughout the pandemic, digital care allowed sufferers to obtain providers from their houses. Together with supplying extra psychiatric nurses within the Trinity Emergency Division, our psychological and behavioral well being sources had been in a position to enhance within the methods we serve our neighborhood.
The 2018 evaluation offered UnityPoint Well being – Trinity Regional Medical Middle with beneficial data that resulted in neighborhood change. We’d like your assist to make 2021 as profitable as 2018. In the event you haven’t obtained one already, you can be receiving a publish card that has extra details about the survey together with the hyperlinks to entry the web survey. This publish card has been despatched to every family in Webster County.
The net survey may also be discovered additionally on our Fb, and bodily paper copies of the survey can be found within the following areas: Fort Dodge Public Library, Neighborhood Well being Middle, the Webster County Well being Division and The Lord’s Cabinet. As a hospital, we can’t stress sufficient the significance of taking the survey and gathering many numerous views sufficient. The information we obtain from the survey shall be used to assist plan Neighborhood Profit actions and sources and make giant strides to enhance our neighborhood well being.
If in case you have any questions on this course of, or you want to a paper copy of the survey, please contact Hannah Dutcher at email@example.com or 515-351-1351.
Leah Glasgo is president and CEO of UnityPoint Well being – Fort Dodge