Monroe County Health Department is teaming up with Great Rivers United Way, other health
departments, healthcare systems, schools, and other community organizations for Compass
Now 2024. This survey is done every three years to understand the community needs and what
health problems people are facing. The Health Department is asking the public, including you,
to take the Compass Now survey to help plan for community projects to create a healthier
Compass is used to develop important programs, activities, and policies by local hospitals,
health centers, and health departments. It is also used to apply for funding and grants, creating
policies, and community development projects by community partners, and state and local
“Compass is very important in helping us understand what issues our community members are
facing. This is why we want to hear from as many people as we can,” said Health Officer Tiffany
To take the survey, go to or visit the Health Department at 315 W. Oak
Street in Sparta to take it in person. The survey is anonymous, meaning that no one will know
who you are. After completing the survey, you can choose to give your contact information to
be invited to future meetings, receive updates when the report is complete, and have a chance
to win a prize.
The survey is available online in English and Spanish. The survey will take about 15 minutes to

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