United Way of Southeastern Idaho - Bannock County
On August 27, 2021, Get Healthy Idaho announced the United Way of Southeastern Idaho (UWSEI) as the recipient of the second round of GHI funding. High rates of poverty in combination with low rates of healthcare access and other social and geographic inequities have created significant vulnerabilities and disparate health outcomes for residents across the United Way's focus area of Bannock County.
In October 2021, the UWSEI started their four-year GHI effort to improve health across Bannock County using the following strategy:
Build relationships and form a multi-sector collaborative
Assess the health needs and opportunities to improve health across the county
Identify community health priorities
Develop a robust community action plan, and
Work with the community to implement actions and interventions to improve health.
PHASE 1: OVERVIEW
During the first year of funding (October 2021-September 2022), the United Way of Southeastern Idaho (UWSEI) is engaging with community partners and stakeholders to build partnerships, align missions and organize a multi-sector health collaborative. The UWSEI team, along with researchers at Idaho State University, have developed and conducted a county-wide health system landscape analysis along with a community health assessment that has allowed them to collect lived-experience data directly from community members. The combination of the landscape analysis and community survey results will help the collaborative to better understand the upstream and downstream conditions that are shaping health outcomes in Bannock County. During summer 2022, they will use this information to develop an evidence-based Community Action Plan to address the social, economic, and environmental drivers of health in subsequent years of the initiative.