Community Health Needs Assessment

Community Health needs Assessment at Penn Highlands Healthcare.

What Makes a Healthy Community?

Many factors combine to determine the health of a community. In addition to disease, community health is affected by substance abuse, education level, economic status, environmental issues and the personal choices of all of us who live, work and play in the community. No one individual, community group, hospital, agency or governmental body can be entirely responsible for the health of the community. No organization can address the multitude of issues alone. However, working together, we can understand the issues and create a plan to address them.

Penn Highlands Healthcare’s continuing commitment in working together with our partners to provide superior quality care and promote community health is reflected in our Community Health Needs Assessment, or CHNA, as well as in the work we do each day to better understand and address the health needs of our community.

What is the CHNA?

The Penn Highlands Healthcare Community Health Needs Assessment, CHNA, represents a collaborative, community-based approach to identify, assess and prioritize the most important health issues affecting our community. The process is also the foundation that health care providers and the community use to collaboratively plan, develop and foster programs to effectively address those needs in our community.

The CHNA looks at health status, barriers to care and other demographic and social issues affecting people and organizations in the community. Health improvement plans that address the needs identified in the CHNA ensure we remain focused on improving the health of the communities we serve.

Below are copies of the Community Health Needs Assessment from 2019, 2018 and 2015.

CHNA Plans

Please feel free to review the PENN HIGHLANDS HEALTHCARE  CHNA PLANS, and, if you would like to comment, please send a letter with your comments/suggestions/concerns, and address it to the attention of the Marketing and Communications Department. In your correspondence, please note that you are commenting on the CHNA and please provide a name, address and/or phone number if you would like a reply.

Penn Highlands Healthcare 
Marketing and Communications Department
204 Hospital Avenue
DuBois, PA 15801