Healthy Dane is a community collaborative comprised of 4 Dane County hospitals (UnityPoint Health – Meriter, SSM Health St. Mary's Hospital – Madison, Stoughton Hospital, and UW Health) and Public Health Madison and Dane County. The group came together to assess community health needs. The HealthyDane.org website is a key element of that process. It provides a snapshot view of the health status of Dane County, available for use by the entire community.
The members of Healthy Dane have a long history of collaboration particularly around issues affecting access to healthcare. The development of Healthy Dane is another example of how area hospitals and the local health department work together to improve the health of all Dane County residents. The group recognizes that health issues that are identified from this assessment may be larger and more complex than one organization can address. We are committed to working together, along with other Dane County partners and residents, to understand and address the needs of the community in coordinated and effective ways.