Community Health Needs Assessment & Implementation Strategy
Measuring Community Health
Middlesex Health is committed to providing the best health care possible to the people we serve. In order to do this, important health and health-related issues within the community need to be clearly assessed. Through a community health needs assessment process, an institution learns what specific areas require the most urgent attention. From there, work can begin on improving the ways in which these priority health care needs are met.
While the Internal Revenue Code 501(r)(3), as set forth by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, requires not-for-profit hospitals to perform a community health needs assessment (CHNA) every three taxable years with input from persons representing the broad interests of the community, conducting a CHNA is a best practice for improving community health, quality of life and advancing health equity. The intent of our CHNA is not only to serve as a tool for guiding Middlesex Health’s planning, but also to be a useful resource for our community partners and the general public.
Documentation & Reports
Note: Paper copies of the Community Health Needs Assessment are available upon request and without charge. Please contact Catherine Rees, Director, Community Benefit at 860-358-3034 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like a paper copy of the CHNA.
Middlesex Health held a facilitated community conversation to review the results of its 2022 community health needs assessment and to review, prioritize, and discuss strategies and solutions for the significant health and health-related needs identified in its CHNA. The community conversation slide deck may be found here.
In response to the data uncovered in our 2022 community health needs assessment, Middlesex Health has developed an implementation strategy that outlines four priority areas. Our report may be found here.
DataHaven 2021 Community Wellbeing Survey
Middlesex Health participated in the DataHaven 2021 Community Wellbeing Survey, which captures and measures information on regional well-being and quality of life. A selection of data from this survey is included in our CHNA. Below are the full DataHaven 2021 Community Wellbeing Survey crosstabs for Middlesex County.
Note: Paper copies of the Community Health Needs Assessment are available upon request and without charge.
In response to the data uncovered in our 2019 community health needs assessment, Middlesex Health has developed an implementation strategy that outlines four priority areas. Our report may be found here: Middlesex Hospital Community Health Needs Assessment Implementation Strategy