University Hospital Community Health Needs Assessment
University’s 2013 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: Chronic Disease Prevalence (Diabetes, Heart Failure, etc.); Obesity and Nutrition; Access to Care; and Prevention and Screenings. 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.