A new website called Network of Care launched Monday to provide an up-to-date directory of Teton County community health care resources and social services.

Stakeholders in the project hope that by having an easily accessible site, access to care will improve, coordination between providers will increase and fewer services will be duplicated.

The new tool has been a long time coming.

In 2015 the Healthy Teton County Community Health Needs Assessment identified access to health care as a primary health need in Teton County.

Community agencies responded with Healthy Teton County, an initiative led by Teton County Public Health and St. John’s Medical Center, with participation from more than 25 other local organizations.

An action group identified a well-informed and interconnected health care network as an essential step to improving access.

“It’s very exciting to see this yearlong project completed,” said Jodie Pond, Public Health director. “This web-based resource will be extremely easy to access and provide up-to-date health and social service information for the community.”

The directory will be searchable by agency, type of service needed, health topic and more. Translation into Spanish and more than 50 other languages is an option for users.

Teton County is the first county in Wyoming to offer the new resource. Find the site at Teton.Wy.networkofcare.org/ph/ and fill in search fields to find specific information.

Over 170 health indicators from validated county-level data sets will also be on the database and updated as new data become available.

Contact Kylie Mohr at 732-7079, schools@jhnewsandguide.com or @JHNGschools.

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