Community Needs Assessment
Swedish has a long history of working collaboratively with other local health organizations to assess and address community needs through programs and activities that provide treatment and promote health and healing.
The Swedish Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) was first developed in 2006 as a tool to manage the resources of Swedish in accordance with our mission, while meeting the specific health needs of our communities. In 2012, each Swedish campus customized the assessment to meet the needs of its respective community. Campus assessments can be found here.
Each assessment is shaped by geography, demographics, environmental exposure, health-related issues and socioeconomic factors. These reports are formed by an inventory of existing services and a survey of community health indicators, measuring levels of chronic disease, mental illness, maternal child health, and more. We’ve developed a plan to prioritize needs based upon the results, and we’re diligent about monitoring and evaluating the plan regularly.
The merging of community need with Swedish’s strategic business and clinical goals supports best practices in our decision making process.