What Makes a Healthy Community?
We all do. Many factors combine to determine the health of a community. In addition to disease, community health is affected by substance abuse, education level, economic status, environmental issues, and the personal choices of all of us who live, work, and play in the community. No one individual, community group, hospital, agency, or governmental body can be entirely responsible for the health of the community. No organization can address the multitude of issues alone. However, working together, we can understand the issues and create a plan to address them.
Munson Healthcare’s continuing commitment in working together with our partners to provide superior quality care and promote community health is reflected in our Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA), as well as in the work we do each day to better understand and address the health needs of our community.
What is the CHNA?
Our Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) represents a collaborative, community-based approach to identify, assess, prioritize, the most important health issues affecting our community. The process is also the foundation that health care providers and the community use to collaboratively plan, develop, and foster programs to effectively address those needs in our community.
The CHNA looks at health status, barriers to care, and other demographic and social issues affecting people and organizations in the community.
Health improvement plans that to address the needs identified in the CHNA ensure we remain focused on improving the health of the communities we serve.
The hospitals of Munson Healthcare invite you to join the effort to improve the health of our communities. Know the needs. Read the plans. Get involved. Our community's health depends on it.
Please explore the links below to learn more about the health issues impacting your specific community. We believe our collaborative partners and community members will find valuable and relevant information in the reports and accompanying data.