Over the years, through partnerships with numerous organizations, Healthier Laramie County has implemented a bold agenda to improve health outcomes for Laramie County. In the past, the Healthier Laramie County Action Teams have addressed a number of community issues such as building strong families, prevention, education, and health care access that make it easier for individuals to find the services they need.
For example, today our community has a Centralized Pharmacy that serves as a short-term bridge to ensure underserved patients can access the prescription medications they need. In 2015, the Laramie County Centralized Pharmacy dispensed donated and prescription assistance medication to 2,983 patients (25,340 prescriptions) with an equivalent retail value of nearly $3.5 million. The pharmacy also completed 2,186 low-income assistance applications to pharmaceutical companies ($1,169,522 equivalent retail value).
Wyoming 2-1-1 was launched in our community in 2010. Wyoming 2-1-1 is a free, confidential health and human services information and referral system that started in Southwest Wyoming and then expanded statewide. Callers receive non-emergency referrals for basic needs, physical and mental health services, financial counseling and resources, support for families and children, support for community crisis and disaster recovery.
GoalConnect is a secure, web-based care coordination tool now in place to help Healthier Laramie County partners better help their patients and clients navigate what can sometimes be a confusing health and social services system.
In 2012, Healthier Laramie County in partnership with the City of Cheyenne installed a new fitness course along the Greater Cheyenne Greenway in south Cheyenne.
Beginning with a stakeholder meeting in June 2015, Healthier Laramie County kicked off a collaborative planning process of more than 100 county partners to focus the County’s attention on the 2015- 2017 Community Health Improvement Plan.
Utilizing the 2015 updated comprehensive community needs assessment
(www.WyomingHealthMatters.org) to guide the effort over the next three years, five health and well-being priority areas have emerged:
- Healthy Adults with Healthy Behaviors
- Healthy Youth
- Strong Families
- Supportive Physical Environment
- Accessible Care