Hospital for Extended Recovery conducts a periodic community health needs assessment of the area that we serve. The assessment provides us with a picture of the health status of the residents in our communities and provides us with information about health and health-related problems that impact health status.
Our assessment includes a review of population characteristics such as age, educational level, and racial and ethnic composition because these factors can impact health. The assessments also look at risk factors like obesity and smoking and health indicators such as infant mortality and preventable hospitalizations. Community input is important so the assessment also includes survey results from local health departments, the school system, social services, community safety net providers, local governments, and many others. This information has been brought together in a community health needs assessment.
Looking at factors such as size and scope of the health problem, the intensity and severity of the issue, the potential to effectively address the problem, and availability of community resources, we have identified these priority health problems in our area:
- Heart disease/high blood pressure/congestive heart failure (CHF)
- Behavioral health
- Caregiver support
The community health needs assessment has been used as the foundation for a hospital implementation strategy to address these priority needs. A number of resources are available in the community to address these needs through community partners and through Hospital for Extended Recovery and Sentara Healthcare. Together, we will work to improve the health of the communities we serve.
Your input is important to us so that we can incorporate your feedback into our assessments. You may use our online feedback form.
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