Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA)
Part of Black River Memorial Hospital's mission is to enhance the health and well-being of all people we serve. In 2013, we completed a Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) to assess the health needs of the people we serve. A second assessment has been completed in 2016, and will be used as a roadmap to health wellness for the next three years. These assessments will help us improve health and also help to identify health issues we need to work on.
The process is a little like taking the temperature of the well-being, health and fitness of our area's residents by examining leading causes of physical and mental illness and death and disability. In doing so, we collect information from existing data sources, surveys, interviews, focus groups or community forums, and research studies. Through the process, we consider:
- health statistics, such as leading causes of illness and death
- medical resources
- safety factors
- socio-economic indicators
- access to resources
- environmental quality
We will always take care of you when you're ill or injured. But we also see a future in which we reduce the burden of illness and successfully promote behaviors to improve the health of our Jackson County communities. This CHNA is a part of making that happen.