Community Health Needs Assessment - 2019
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Fremont County Health Needs Assessment Identifies Strengths and Weaknesses, and Gives Direction for Future.
Over the past several months, George C. Grape Community Hospital has gathered information from residents and stakeholders to build a Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA). This data was collected through a community health forum and health survey, for the purpose of identifying key strengths, weaknesses, and health concerns for citizens of Fremont County. Now, using this information, George C. Grape Community Hospital is preparing to finalize a set of health-related priorities to address through a Community Health Improvement Plan.
The top health concerns identified by the community were obesity, wellness education, and substance abuse. Additional concerns identified included mental health issues, poverty, water quality, and senior care. Fremont County's greatest strengths, as identified from the survey, were community engagement support, inpatient Hospital services, ISU extension services, parks and recreation, pharmacy, public health, and quality providers and clinical care.
"By obtaining this data, our community organizations can identify the most pressing health related concerns of people within Fremont County," said George C. Grape Community Hospital C.E.O. Mike O'Neal. "And by identifying the concerns, we can take steps to address them in a meaningful way that can lead to improvements in the health and well-being of the entire community."
The information obtained from the Community Health Needs Assessment will help create the Community Health Improvement Plan, through which top community health concerns will be addressed.
"Through the community health improvement planning process, we put a plan in place to enhance and expand existing community programs, and if possible, to develop new programs to address the top health concerns." Mr. O'Neal added. "This is a great opportunity to develop community partnerships and put our resources to the best possible uses."
The hospital's Community Health Needs Assessment report has been released, and is available for viewing at this link.
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