High Point Medical Center Completes Community Health Assessment
October 7, 2013 - In order to make real and lasting improvements to the health and well-being of the people in the communities we serve, High Point Medical Center collaborated with the Guilford County Health Department; The Center for Social, Community and Health Research and Evaluation at the University of North Carolina-Greensboro; and Cone Health to complete a Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA).
The CHNA is vital to High Point Medical Center's mission of providing exceptional health services to the people of our region. This assessment will ensure that our efforts are directed toward the health issues that are the most important to the people we serve. The CHNA study also fulfills the requirement for non-profit hospitals to conduct a community health needs assessment every three years under Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
The process of prioritizing health issues identified by the CHNA involved several steps which included the input of members of our community, an expert panel of public health professionals, academic researchers and strategic planning analysts and senior leaders of High Point Medical Center. Out of this analysis the top three issues to be addressed emerged:
- Mental Health Care
- Healthy Pregnancy
- Chronic Disease Management and Prevention
High Point Medical Center will conduct a Community Health Needs Assessment every three years to assist in a continued focus on the identified major health needs in the communities we serve.
High Point Medical Center has worked on addressing the health needs of our community for many years by adding services, collaborating in the efforts of other organizations and providing resources wherever possible. Now, in order to fully address the three priority areas we have identified through the CHNA, High Point Medical Center has developed initial strategies and will implement a targeted three-year action plan.
An Executive Summary of the Community Health Needs Assessment and the full Community Health Needs Assessment and proposed Implementation Plan can be read online or downloaded from High Point Medical Center's website at HighPointRegional.com. A paper copy of the full CHNA is also available upon request by contacting the High Point Medical Center Contact Center at (336) 878-6888.