The Wyoming Department of Health’s Public Health Division and Memorial Hospital of Converse County invites residents of Converse County to help set potential priorities for its state health improvement plan (SHIP) by joining them at an upcoming meeting in Douglas!
“Last year, we completed what’s known as a ‘State Health Assessment’ process for Wyoming,” said Stephanie Pyle, Public Health Division senior administrator with the department. “Our next step is setting priorities to help guide our state health improvement eﬀorts for the next ﬁve years.”
Pyle invited anyone interested in participating to attend. “Everyone has a stake in the health of our communities and our state. Whether you’re a business owner, a concerned resident, a health professional, or you work in other sectors such as education or public safety, health should matter to all of us,” she said.
“It is important as a community to participate and share your input on setting these priorities so that the plan is reﬂective of the needs of our region,” stated Interim Memorial Hospital of Converse County CEO Karl Hertz. “We want to encourage those in the towns of Douglas and Glenrock to come out and help shape this initiative with their input. Your involvement helps the health department address tangible ways it can improve the health of our state in the future.”
The community meeting scheduled for Douglas will be held September 25th from 1-3 p.m. at the Converse County Library in Douglas. More meetings in other locations will be announced in October. Meeting schedule updates are available online at sha.wyo.gov. Pyle described a state health improvement plan as a data-driven roadmap for partners to actively work together to improve population health.
For more information on the priority-setting process, contact Feliciana Turner, performance improvement manager for the Public Health Division, at 307-777-8946 or Feliciana.Turner@wyo.gov.