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.

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Documentation & Reports

2019 Report

2019 Middlesex Health CHNA (Digital Download)

Note: Paper copies of the Community Health Needs Assessment are available upon request and without charge.

Implementation Strategy

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 


Middlesex Health Cancer Center CHNA

The Middlesex Health Cancer Center conducts a CHNA once every three years. For an in-depth snapshot of cancer-related issues in the community, please refer to this document, which can be accessed in the Cancer Center section of our website.

DataHaven 2018 Community Wellbeing Survey

Middlesex Health participated in the DataHaven 2018 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 2018 Community Wellbeing Survey crosstabs for both Middletown and Middlesex County.

2016 Report

Middlesex Hospital* CHNA 2016 (Digital Download)

2016 Implementation Strategy

Middlesex Hospital* CHNA 2016 Implementation Strategy


*Middlesex Hospital is now Middlesex Health. These reports were published prior to this transition.

Questions or Comments About the 2019 CHNA or Implementation Strategy?

Please contact Catherine Rees
Director, Community Benefit
860-358-3034 or

Note: Please submit comments in writing.