Community health needs assessment
Every hospital and health care system in the United States is required to conduct a Community Health Needs Assessment every three years.
The IRS encourages hospitals to collaborate with other health care providers within the region to conduct jointly sponsored CHNAs to identify and prioritize community health needs.
In 2019, Asante joined 13 public health departments, hospitals, coordinated care organizations, Federally Qualified Health Centers and other health care provider organizations in Jackson and Josephine counties to conduct a regional Community Health Assessment under the auspices of Jefferson Regional Health Alliance.
Asante participated in the development of a regional CHA and is using those results along with our 2016 Asante CHNA to establish priority health care needs for our three hospitals’ 2019 CHNAs.
The Community Health Needs Assessments for each Asante hospital was adopted by the Asante Board of Directors on May 6, 2019:
Results of the 2019 assessment are used by Asante to develop implementation strategies — or Community Health Improvement Plans — for each hospital to address prioritized health needs. The CHIPs were approved by the Asante Board of Directors on Aug. 5, 2019.
2016-2017 Community Health Needs Assessment
To determine the top health concerns in Jackson and Josephine counties, Asante partnered with Professional Research Consultants, Inc., to complete 600 telephone surveys, 136 email surveys of public and social health professionals, medical providers, civic and community leaders, education and law enforcement officials and held a focus group with 29 community leaders.
2016 Asante Community Health Needs Assessment (prepared October 2016)
The following 2016-2017 Community Health Needs Assessments and Community Health Improvement Plans were amended and adopted by the Asante Board of Directors on May 6, 2019:
To submit written comments about Asante’s Community Health Needs Assessment or review a printed copy of the document at no cost, contact the Asante Communications and Marketing Department, 2596 E. Barnett Road, Suite A, Medford, OR 97504.