Community Health Needs Assessment
Washington Regional is committed to improving the health of the people we serve by providing compassionate, high-quality care, prevention and wellness education. In order to fulfill our mission and meet requirements of the Affordable Care Act, our community’s significant health needs were identified and prioritized through a community health needs assessment.
The process involved:
- A comprehensive evaluation of the implementation strategy that was developed as a result of the initial community health needs assessment completed in December 2013.
- Collection and analysis of a large range of data, including demographic, socioeconomic and health statistics, health care resources and patient use rates.
- Interviews with key individuals who represent a) broad interest of the community, b) populations of need and c) persons with specialized knowledge in public health.
The Community Health Needs Assessment document is a summary of all the available evidence collected during the second cycle of community health needs assessments required by the IRS. It will serve as a compliance document, an assessment of the impact of the previous implementation strategy and a resource until the next assessment cycle.
Community Health Needs Assessment Implementation Plan 2014