Community Health Needs Assessment - Asante

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Community Health Needs Assessment

Overview

Like every hospital and health care system in the United States, Asante is required to conduct a Community Health Needs Assessment every three years.

In fall 2016, Asante partnered with Professional Research Consultants, Inc., to complete 600 telephone surveys of community members in Jackson and Josephine counties, as well as an additional 136 email surveys of public and social health professionals, medical providers, civic and community leaders, education and law enforcement officials, and others. In a separate focus group, 29 community leaders from both counties discussed their perceptions of the top health concerns in their communities.

Based on findings from the survey, the focus group and input from Asante’s board of directors, the following health-related needs have been identified and prioritized:

Prioritized Health Needs

  1. Access to health care services
  2. Mental health & substance abuse
  3. Heart disease and stroke
  4. Infant health and family planning
  5. Diabetes
  6. Nutrition
  7. Respiratory diseases
  8. Cancer
  9. Disability and health
  10. Injury and violence prevention
  11. Tobacco use
  12. Dementias, including Alzheimer’s disease

Strategy

Asante will address the top identified community health needs by preparing a subsequent Community Health Improvement Plan during 2017. The resulting plan will be reviewed and approved by the Asante board of directors and made widely available to the public including on Asante.org.

Download the 2016 Asante Community Health Needs Assessment 2012 Community Health Needs Assessment - Asante (PDF)

 

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