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Community Health Needs Assessment

2016 Community Health Needs Assessment Report to Be Released in August

The 2016 Community Health Needs Assessment has been completed and will be posted here on Aug. 11. This assessment identifies key health challenges in communities across Maine and shares a vision for promoting wellness and improving patient care. The report will be available to all local organizations and community members to support efforts to address and coordinate community health improvement. The previous Community Health Needs Assessment Report was released in 2013.

You also may view data summaries by the Maine Center on Disease Control & Prevention on the “Maine Shared Health Needs Assessment and Planning Process.” These summaries include top issues identified by stakeholders in a 2015 scientific survey of Maine residents, as well as demographic and health data from more than two dozen sources.

A History of Collaboration in Supporting Community Health and Prevention

OneMaine Health, a collaboration between Eastern Maine Healthcare Systems, MaineGeneral Health and MaineHealth released Maine's first comprehensive, statewide community health needs assessment in April 2011. The three health systems are working with Maine hospitals and Healthy Maine Partnerships to host local forums to share the information, begin discussions and develop action plans based on the report's findings.

The community health needs assessment examined health status, use of health services, access and barriers to care and other factors affecting the health of Maine people. The in-depth report will help communities make decisions about the future of healthcare and prevention in their areas by identifying how their communities compare to the state on many dimensions of health. The findings point out several major health issues facing Maine, including chronic disease care (e.g. diabetes, heart disease and respiratory disease), cancer rates, levels of obesity, smoking and illicit drug use, and access to dental and mental health services.

View and Download 2013 Report 

To learn more about this report, please call Tim Cowan at (207) 661-7503.

Please send any feedback on the 2013-2015 CHNAs to: CHNA2013COMMENTS@gmail.com

Member Community Health Needs Assessment Materials

Goodall Hospital                                              CHNA and Implementation Plan
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                                                                           Forum Photos
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HomeHealth Visiting Nurses                           Forum Photos
                                                                           Forum Presentation

LincolnHealth                                                   CHNA and Implementation Plan 
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                                                                           Resolution   
                                                                           Forum Notes 
(10/04/11)
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Maine Medical Center                                      CHNA and Implementation Plan  
                                                                           Presentation 
                                                                           Resolution  
                                                                           Forum Notes 
(1/23/12)
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 (1/30/12)
                                                                           Forum Presentation

Pen Bay Medical Center                                  CHNA and Implementation Plan
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                                                                           Resolution
                                                                           Forum Notes 
(8/31/11)
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Spring Harbor Hospital                                    CHNA and Implementation Plan 
                                                                           Presentation 
                                                                           Resolution
                                                                           Forum Notes 
(1/23/12) 
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(1/30/12)
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Southern Maine Medical Center                     CHNA and Implementation Plan 
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                                                                           Resolution

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Stephens Memorial Hospital                           CHNA and Implementation Plan
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                                                                           Resolution
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 (10/06/11)
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Waldo County                                                   CHNA and Implementation Plan 
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                                                                           Resolution
                                                                           Forum Notes
 (10/13/11)
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