Community Health Needs Assessment

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In 2010, President Obama signed into law the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act that requires charitable hospitals to conduct a community health needs assessment and adopt strategies to meet community health needs identified through the assessment. 

Trinity Hospital Twin City completed a 2013 Community Health Needs Assessment to understand the health issues in the hospital’s service area. In 2016, the hospital partnered with the Healthy Tusc Task Force to conduct a new Community Health Needs Assessment. The details and results of both needs assessments are listed in the links at the bottom of this page.

As a result of the needs assessments, hospital leaders and key staff reviewed the prioritized issues and developed three-year Community Benefit Implementation Plans based on guidance from the Catholic Health Association of the United States. In the links at the bottom of this page, the implementation plans for 2014 and 2016 can be found.

Four priority health issues surfaced with the 2016 needs assessment. The hospital plans to work on addressing all of the issues identified over the three year time-period of 2016 to 2018. A list of the issues is below.

Issue 1: Adult and Youth Obesity 

 

Issue 2: Adult and Youth Mental Health and Bullying 

 

Issue 3: Youth Substance Abuse 

 

Issue 4: Access to Dental Care 

 

For more details regarding our community health needs assessments and strategic implementation plans, please click on the supplied links below.

2013 Community Health Needs Assessment
2014 Strategic Implementation Plan
2016 Community Health Needs Assessment
2016 Strategic Implementation Plan
2016 Community Health Needs Assessment Executive Summary