Idaho Launches the Award-Winning Network of Care for Public Health Statewide

September 18, 2012
Network of Care

SUN VALLEY, Idaho—Idaho just launched the remarkable Public Health Needs Assessment tool called the Network of Care for Public Health Assessment and Wellness statewide in every one of its health districts and counties.

The Network of Care provides a state-of-the-art set of Community Health Indicators in 170 categories, all customized for each health district and county. It also provides interactive geo-mapping across the state, comparing county by county and indicator by indicator. The Network of Care was launched Sept. 18 during a statewide meeting of county elected officials and health officials in Sun Valley.

“This is really a fantastic new program, tailor-made for public health departments,” said Carol Moehrle, district director of public health for the Idaho North Central District in Lewiston. “We can now have a living report card built from all population health data sources on virtually every topic in health. This, combined with Model Practices, trends, and a wide variety of supporting material, makes an ideal platform for Community Health needs assessment and community planning.” Moehrle is also past president of the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO).

The Network of Care offers the best-in-class information on early intervention, prevention and health education in the country. Both the Health Indicator data and the wellness information are continuously updated for each district and county.

Linda Langston, first vice president of the National Association of Counties (NACo), was on hand for the event.

“Idaho is a true leader,” said Langston. “This joint effort between NACo, NACCHO and Trilogy is remarkable work that virtually every county can use immediately. The fact that it can be replicated to any county at a very low cost makes it a complete winner. I truly expect to see this as a national platform of local health information in the near future.”

This remarkable program is available to any county and state in the country and can be quickly and affordably replicated. For more information about the Network of Care or to schedule a Webcast demonstration, please contact Bruce Bronzan at (415) 458-5900 or bronzan@trilogyir.com.