Community Stakeholder Meetings

A partnership between Great Rivers United Way, Gundersen Health System, Mayo Health System, Tomah Health, Vernon Memorial, and county health departments in the region invite community members to participate in the Compass Now Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA). Meetings are taking place throughout the region for the public to give input on the most important community issues impacting health. Public input helps shape the plans and strategies the Compass partners implement to improve health in the community.

What is Compass Now?
Compass Now is a collaborative study conducted every three years to evaluate the health needs of our community. It is an important tool in understanding our community’s health landscape. Input from residents, businesses, and community leaders shape the plans and strategies the Compass partners implement to improve community health.

How Can You Participate?
Share your ideas at community stakeholder meetings!

At these stakeholder meetings, attendees will:

  • Learn about the health of the community
  • Help set community priorities
  • Share ideas for addressing health challenges

See meeting details for each county below.

La Crosse County

Wednesday, March 13 – 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
The Nature Place, Marshview Room
789 Myrick Park Dr., La Crosse, WI 54601
Light refreshments provided.

Tuesday, March 19 – 5:30 to 7:00 p.m.
Meeting will be held virtually via Zoom
Link provided after RSVP.

Thursday, March 21 – 5:30 to 7:00 p.m.
West Salem Library, Community Room
702 Industrial Dr., West Salem, WI 54669
Light refreshments provided.

To register for a La Crosse County meeting, visit:

Questions? Contact Liz Evans at or (608) 796-1400, ext. 105.

Buffalo County

Tuesday, March 19 – 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
CFC Auditorium
S2770 State Road 35, Fountain City, WI 54629

Friday, March 22 – 12:00 to 1:00 p.m.

To register for a Buffalo County meeting, visit:

Questions? Contact the Buffalo County Health Department at or (608) 685-4412.

Houston County

Tuesday, March 26 – 2:30 to 4:00 p.m.
ABLE Inc. Training & Resource Center
1004 N. Loeffler Ave., Caledonia, MN 55921

To register or ask questions, contact Brianna Ceaser at

Monroe County

Tuesday, March 12 – 5:00 to 6:30 p.m.
Sparrows Nest at the Abbey
17304 Havenwood Rd., Sparta, WI 54656
Go to to register.

Wednesday, March 13 – 10:00 to 11:30 a.m.
Virtual – go to to register.

Questions? Contact the Monroe County Health Department at

Trempealeau County

Thursday, April 4 – 4:00 to 5:30 p.m.
Gundersen Tri-County Hospital Café
18601 Lincoln St., Whitehall, WI 54773

Go to to register.

Questions? Contact Angela Mayer at

Vernon County

Thursday, April 18 – 4:00 to 6:00 p.m.
Viroqua McIntosh Memorial Library
205 S. Rock Ave., Viroqua, WI 54665

Wednesday, April 24 – 4:00 to 6:00 p.m.
Gundersen St. Joseph’s Hospital
400 Water Ave., Hillsboro, WI 54634

To register for a Vernon County meeting, visit:

Questions? Contact Amy Kleiber at or 608-637-5251.

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