Be a Force for Change

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 positive change.

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 action plan.

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.