Wyandot County Health Alliance

Who we are

The Wyandot County Health Alliance consists of a collaboration of sectors of the community including, but not limited to, local government, businesses, non-profits, community foundations, and philanthropists, voluntary organizations, health care providers, and the local health department. Strong relationships between resourceful partners sustain the Wyandot County Health Alliance.

Our purpose

The Wyandot County Health Alliance is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life in our community.

We partner to complete a Community Health Assessment (CHA) through collecting and analyzing data, both qualitative and quantitative data, and draw conclusions from the data. Through this collaborative process we will identify gaps in services, unmet needs and assess the availability of health care services. We will identify and focus on priority areas of concern. We will use the data and a strategic planning process to create a Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP).

Our mission

Mobilizing partnerships to improve community wellness and quality of life.

Our vision

A healthier Wyandot County.

Methodology

Mobilizing Action through Partnerships and Planning (MAPP) process, which is a nationally adopted framework developed by the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO). MAPP is a community-driven planning process for improving community health and is flexible in its implementation, meaning that the process does not need to be completed in a specific order. This process involves the following six phases:

  1. Organizing for success and partnership development
  2. Visioning
  3. The four assessments
  4. Identifying strategic issues
  5. Formulating goals and strategies
  6. Action cycle

National and state standards

We recognize our Wyandot County Health Improvement Plan priorities should align with state and national priorities.

Background of the Wyandot County Health Alliance

In November 1998, a Wyandot County health assessment was provided by Tiffin University. Laying this foundation of recorded health perceptions led to the formation of the Wyandot County Health Alliance in August 2002. In 2003 the Wyandot County Health Alliance initiated the most comprehensive, county-wide, standardized community needs assessment ever conducted for Wyandot County. Funding barriers were identified and minimized, and execution of the assessment began. We contracted with The Hospital Council of Northwest Ohio to facilitate our Community Health Assessment (CHA) and our Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP). They have been facilitating the strategic planning for our partners every three years.

Parameters of the Wyandot County Health Alliance

  1. We define our function as a coordinated, cohesive and enduring community partnership making informed choices based upon data driven majority decisions.
  2. We review data, analyze, summarize, and distribute analytical public health findings to community partners and the general public. (1.3.1, 1.3.2)
  3. We solicit input from the target audience (residents of Wyandot County). (3.1.1.2)
  4. We provide reports of analysis of data from various partnerships that identify and describe gaps in access & barriers to health care services (7.1.3)
  5. We invite the public to participate in the strategic planning process.
  6. We will issue invoices to membership once a year to offset the three-year cost of the Community Health Assessment, Strategic Planning, and Community Health Improvement Plan.
  7. We will work within the parameters of available funding.
  8. We will provide reports of analysis of data from various partnerships that identify and describe gaps in access and barriers to health care services. (7.1.3)
  9. We will provide the data and conclusions to the public and ask for their feedback prior to printing and publishing the booklets. (1.1.3) (3.1.1.2)
  10. The Health Alliance will communicate with and educate the community through marketing techniques and strategies developed by its membership.
  11. We intend to take into consideration the cause of differences in the quality of health and healthcare for Wyandot citizens, considering health equity to promote access to care.

Authority of the Wyandot County Health Alliance

  1. Mobilize community partners for the betterment of the community.
  2. Formulate and/or monitor survey questions for benchmarking and relevance to health needs.
  3. Survey and collect data, putting it into a usable format.
  4. Analyze data collection methodology for Internal Review Board (IRB) processes.
  5. Share data through marketing techniques designed to educate the public.
  6. Incorporate the CHA and CHIP information, plans, and goals into our Strategic Plan.
  7. Utilize the National Association of City County Health Officials (NACCHO) strategic planning process tool, Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnerships (MAPP) throughout our processes.
  8. Use data, establish priority indicators and priority outcomes to determine program effectiveness and to help garner funds for community services and/or program changes as needed.
  9. Utilize and attend special workgroup meetings as designated necessary by the membership.
  10. Monitor the status of efforts and results of actions identified in the Community Health Improvement Plan through reporting at quarterly meetings, and attending sub-committee meetings as necessary.
  11. Recognize the CHIP Progress Notes as “our living document” in which we identify changes and progress.
  12. Change strategies in the Community Health Improvement Plan as necessary.
  13. Write and approve a CHIP annual progress report giving status of efforts and feasibility of continuing a program.

Products of the Wyandot County Health Alliance

  1. Wyandot County Community Health Status Assessment Booklet (and thumb drives).
  2. Documentation of our Strategic Planning process and methodology used.
  3. Documentation of our Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) specific to Wyandot County.
  4. Documentation of continuous CHIP evaluation process.
  5. Documentation of meeting minutes.
  6. Documentation of meeting membership.
  7. Annual solicitation of membership.
  8. Comprehensive standardized health data specific to Wyandot County.
  9. Comprehensive resource directory and database specific to Wyandot County.
  10. Memorandum of Agreement for membership
  11. Documentation of voluntary membership dues and financial transactions.
  12. Documentation of funding garnered by membership through assessment statistics.

Meetings of the Wyandot County Health Alliance

Meeting frequency shall be quarterly for community health improvement plan updates and more often as needed to complete strategic planning processes, review data, and develop community plans. Health Alliance meeting dates can be found by clicking here.

Chairperson: Krystina Auble, Wyandot County Public Health

2022 Membership of the Wyandot County Health Alliance

  • Carey Exempted Village School District
  • Family and Children First Council
  • Firelands Counseling and Recovery Services
  • First Citizens National Bank
  • First National Bank of Sycamore
  • HHWP Community Action Commission
  • Hospice of Wyandot County
  • Mental Health and Recovery Services Board Levy Funds
  • Mohawk Local School District
  • Open Door Resource Center
  • Ohio State University Extension
  • Premier Bank
  • United Church Homes (Fairhaven)
  • United Way of Wyandot County
  • Upper Sandusky Exempted Village School District
  • Upper Sandusky Rotary Club
  • Wyandot County Board of Developmental Disabilities
  • Wyandot County Chamber of Commerce
  • Wyandot County Commissioners
  • Wyandot County Department of Job and Family Services
  • Wyandot County Office of Economic Development
  • Wyandot County Public Health
  • Wyandot Prevention Coalition
  • Wyandot County Prosecutor
  • Wyandot County Safe Communities Grant
  • Wyandot County Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation
  • Wyandot Memorial Hospital
Wyandot County Public Health is nationally accredited through the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB). Established in 2007, PHAB is the non-profit organization that administers the national accreditation program, which aims to advance and transform public health practice by championing performance improvement, strong infrastructure, and innovation.
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