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Published on August 31, 2015

Concord Hospital and Community Partners Begin 2015 Capital Region Health Needs Assessment

Concord Hospital and more than 20 community-partner organizations have formed a workgroup to conduct a Capital Region Health Needs Assessment in 2015.

New Hampshire state law requires healthcare charitable trusts to conduct a community health needs assessment every five years to identify priority health needs in their communities and further develop and report on programs and services to meet to those needs. Federal law requires a more frequent assessment every three years. The last Capital Region Health Needs Assessment was conducted in 2012.

The Capital Region Health Needs Assessment workgroup includes individuals at the frontline of delivering healthcare services and providing programs to address the needs of patients and residents in the Greater Concord Area. The goal of the workgroup is to gather as much input as possible from as many community members as possible. Input will be gathered in a variety of ways including:

• Stakeholder interviews;
• Data from state, federal, and local sources;
• Focus groups;
• Telephone surveys;
• Web/Written survey;
• Community listening sessions.

At the completion of the assessment, organizational leadership and workgroup members will work collectively and individually to implement programmatic changes in response to the survey findings.

Community partners involved in the assessment consider all of the feedback provided, giving special attention to the health needs that the workgroup can most positively impact and implement action plans to improve health.

The Health Needs Assessment will be completed by December 31, 2015 and the final results will be reported in January. 

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