Participate in Atlantic General Hospital's Community Health Needs Assessment
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About the Community Health Needs Assessment
In July 2018, Atlantic General Hospital (AGH) began its latest Community
Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) cycle.
Conducting a CHNA is a required component of the Affordable Care Act and
serves as a way to evaluate the overall health of the community and identify
community health concerns.
The CHNA allows AGH to identify community health priority areas, develop
an implementation plan, and then focus resources to support and drive
AGH must complete the CHNA at least every three years. Since 2013, the
CHNA has allowed AGH to identify and prioritize the community’s
health needs through collecting and analyzing data as well as obtaining
feedback from the community via survey. CHNA results can be used in the
development of strategies to address prioritized needs and guide community
benefit activities, with the goal of improving community health.
By focusing time and resources on the issues most significant to the community,
community members can be a catalyst for change and help to transform community
health and well-being.
The survey will ask for basic personal information such as age, zip code,
race, and ethnicity. We do not ask for names, email addresses, or other
information that might reveal who you are. Our goal is to gather honest
answers from the community. Questions are related to health problems and
issues which may prevent a person from getting healthcare they need. Social
determinant questions are new this CHNA cycle. Social determinants of
health reflect the social factors and physical conditions of the environment
in which people are born, live, learn, play, work, and age.
How will my answers be used?
All information shared in the CHNA survey is confidential. The information
collected is used to identify areas related to health care that need attention,
help, or funding. AGH can then identify health concerns and create an
For more information about the Community Health Needs Assessment, please
contact Donna Nordstrom, Director Community Health, Atlantic General Hospital
at 410-629-6820 or
send us a message.