Community Health Planning
To better address, the needs of the community, Stormont Vail collaborates every 3 years with other local health experts, stakeholders and residents, to develop a community health needs assessment (CHNA) and a community health improvement plan (CHIP).
The CHNA is an important tool used for examining and prioritizing the health needs of a community. It provides insight into the current health status by a systematic collection and analysis of data and conversations with community leaders and members. The method of collecting this information is determined and implemented by a multidisciplinary Steering Committee.
The CHIP is developed from the CHNA and outlines actionable and specific interventions focused on improving the areas identified in the assessment.