Seeking Public Input on Local Health Needs

During the next four months, Clara Barton Medical Center will be partnering with the Barton County Health Department and other community health providers to conduct a Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA). The purpose of the assessment is to better understand the current health needs of residents in the Clara Barton service area and to help identify and prioritize where and how improvements can be made. The information and insight gained through the assessment will be used to guide new strategies and enhance existing efforts to improve the health of our community.

“The feedback received from this assessment is key in determining what health-related deficiencies our community sees as priorities,” said Karla Crissman, Wellness Coordinator at Clara Barton. “The data collected always tells a story, our story. We invite you to take a few minutes to give your input and share your opinions and suggestions.”

Collecting resident feedback is vital to ensure that the Community Health Needs Assessment is properly executed and makes the greatest possible impact to elevate our community’s health status.

“The survey will allow us to identify areas of concern or need.” said Crissman. “Clara Barton and our collaborating partners will look at our community’s strengths to determine how we might be able to address the needs identified and where we can influence change or identify the best partners to take the lead. Your opinion truly matters and the input we receive from this short survey provides us with the tools we need to improve the healthcare available to our community.”

The CHNA survey is now available throughout the Clara Barton service area. This questionnaire will take approximately 10 minutes to complete. It is anonymous and gives adults (18+) the opportunity to share concerns, to offer suggestions and to identify and prioritize what they feel is the most important health needs throughout the community.

The CHNA survey can be found at or by scanning the QR code above. The survey will be available until Friday, February 16th.

Clara Barton Medical Center and its community partners are committed to working together with you to develop a strategic action plan for the upcoming years. Once the survey is concluded, community members will be invited to partake in a town hall meeting where survey results and community health priorities will be further discussed. More information regarding a date and time for the town hall meeting will be released at a later date.

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