As part of its public advocacy efforts, the Hospital Council brings hospitals together to collaborate on community health needs assessments (CHNAs). Hospitals can be a catalyst to lead the community in addressing the most pressing health needs. The CHNAs provide a data-driven understanding of these needs, and empowering hospitals to form coalitions with community partners, government agencies, elected officials, civic groups and the media, to address and improve community-wide health issues.
The Santa Clara County Community Benefits Hospital Coalition consists of nonprofit hospitals/systems and the Hospital Council of Northern and Central California, in partnership with the Santa Clara County Public Health Department.
The Coalition’s goal for the 2019 Community Health Needs Assessment is to collectively gather community feedback and secondary data about health status. With this assessment, hospital members will then develop implementation strategies to help tackle these needs and continue to improve the health status of the communities they serve.
The Community Needs Assessment Breakfast on Tuesday, September 27 was a success, with community, health, and elected officials in attendance to celebrate the completion of the 2016 Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA), done through the San Francisco Health Improvement Partnership (SFHIP).
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