What is a Community Health Needs Assessment?
As part of the new requirements for not-for-profit hospitals, every facility is required to conduct a Community Health Needs Assessment every three years and put together a plan to meet the community needs that the assessment identifies.
Every community has different health care needs, including diabetes management, obesity and weight loss management, chronic illness, substance abuse, sexual health, and more.
That's why our assessment team pulls together a broad set of health care consumers from each service area to help us identify the health needs of each individual community.
2019 Community Health Needs Assessment Report
OSF HealthCare Saint James currently has three major areas of focus as a result of the 2019 survey and report:
- Healthy Behaviors
- Behavioral Health
- Substance Abuse
With this in mind, OSF HealthCare Saint James is developing a three-year implementation strategy for Livingston County to improve health and well-being by empowering people with information, knowledge and accessibility.
For more information about the Community Health Needs Assessment project at OSF HealthCare Saint James – John W. Albrecht Medical Center, contact Joseph Norris at (309) 665-5760 or Joseph.T.Norris@osfhealthcare.org.