Community Needs Assessment

University’s 2016 Community Health Needs Assessment was created with the help of a number of people and organizations that researched community demographics, socio-economic factors and health service utilization trends. Using the CHNA process outlined in this report, along with resources such as the Richmond County Health Department and Healthy Communities Institute, University was able to narrow its assessment scope to the following health issues: Heart disease and stroke; cancer; arthritis; osteoporosis and chronic back conditions; diabetes; respiratory diseases; chronic kidney diseases; nutrition and weight status; access to health services; mental health and mental disorders; and health literacy. This report offers suggestions for how we might collaborate with local organizations and agencies to improve our community’s health and illustrates how University is meeting its obligation to deliver efficient health care services.

We do not have adequate resources to solve all the problems identified during this assessment process. Some issues are beyond the mission of University Hospital and require action from other people or organizations. We view this as a plan for how we, along with other organizations and agencies, can collaborate to bring the best each has to offer to address the more pressing identified needs.

University Hospital will use this assessment as a guide for strengthening, creating and/or implementing programs that address the identified health needs of our community.

Our Community Health Needs Assessments, 2016

Our Community Health Needs Assessments, 2013