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COMMUNITY HEALTH NEEDS ASSESSMENT

2016 Community Health Needs Assessment Reports Released

MaineHealth is committed to the vision of “working together so our communities are the healthiest in America.”

Our newly released reports on community health are helping us get there. These reports are the result of a unique partnership called the Shared Health Needs Assessment and Planning Process, or SHNAPP, (described below).

Findings from the reports are helping MaineHealth and our hospital members better understand health needs and opportunities, so that we can provide the very best care in the communities we serve.

Each 2016 Community Health Needs Assessment report:

  • Provides county-level data on more than 150 health measures – such as rates for smoking, substance abuse, obesity, high blood pressure and childhood immunizations.
  • Summarizes conversations by diverse community stakeholders, who reviewed the data for their county and shared ideas to address pressing health needs.
  • Offers a detailed, three-year action plan developed by each MaineHealth hospital member for improving public health in the communities we serve.
  • Provides a progress report on the 2013-2015 CHNA Implementation Plans (detailed below).

See the PDFs of the 2016-2018 Community Health Needs Assessment reports below.
 

Health Index Tracks Seven Key Priorities

MaineHealth also uses the Health Index to follow our progress on the seven key health priorities, listed below, as well as identify opportunities for continuing improvements. We are beating the national averages in many of the areas listed below. But we also have important work ahead.

  1. Childhood immunizations
  2. Tobacco use
  3. Obesity
  4. Preventable hospitalizations
  5. Cancer deaths
  6. Cardiovascular deaths
  7. Prescription drug abuse and addiction
     

Community Health Needs Assessment Reports by Hospital

The following are the 2016 Community Health Needs Assessment reports by member hospital. PDFs of the 2016-2018 reports may be downloaded and viewed using the following links:

All reports are available to all local organizations and community members to support community health improvement.

The Community Health Needs Assessment happens at least every three years as a requirement of the Affordable Care Act. The previous Community Health Needs Assessment Reports were released in 2013. PDFs of past (2013-2015) reports may be downloaded and viewed using the following links:

How can I make comments on the Community Health Needs Assessment?

To provide feedback on the 2016-2018 CHNA please complete this survey: www.surveymonkey.com/r/QHSWLM7

If you have questions about the reports, or about getting involved with activities, please email CHNA@mainehealth.org. We’ll get back to you as soon as possible.
 

Working together, we are building healthy communities

The Community Health Needs Assessment reports are the result of a unique partnership, the Shared Health Needs Assessment and Planning Process (SHNAPP), which includes the following key partners, as well as numerous other community health organizations: 

  • Central Maine Healthcare
  • Eastern Maine Healthcare
  • MaineGeneral Health
  • Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention

Working collaboratively enables us to be cost-effective and efficient with collecting and analyzing a large amount of data, as well as developing consistent ways to engage our communities, conduct planning and develop reports.

Three groups meet regularly to carry out the mission of the Maine Shared Health Needs Assessment and Planning Process: 

  • Steering Committee represents member organizations
  • Metrics Group advises on health data
  • Community Engagement group works with community members to share data, identify health priorities and share resources to address regional and local health issues

To learn more about the Maine Shared Health Needs Assessment and Planning Process, see www.maine.gov/dhhs/mecdc/phdata/SHNAPP

 


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