To promote best practices in community health, Becker’s Hospital Review has highlighted the work of 18 hospitals and health systems across the U.S. that have translated insights from community health needs assessments (CHNAs) into action plans that have improved the health of the communities they serve. Among the 18 are four PRC community health clients.
- First Health of the Carolinas, in Montgomery County, North Carolina, introduced its FirstReach diabetic outreach initiative to address high diabetes mortality rates revealed in its community health needs assessment. Improved health outcomes earned FirstReach a 2014 NOVA Award from the American Hospital Association.
- Lee Memorial Health System, in Fort Myers, Florida, aligned community resources around carefully defined metrics to achieve targeted improvements in community health in Lee County, Florida. Last year, America’s Essential Hospitals celebrated Healthy Lee’s accomplishments with its Gage Award for Population Health.
- Nemours Children’s Health System’s Jessup Street Clinic, an urban pediatric primary care practice in Wilmington, Delaware, collaborated with Nemours Health and Prevention Services on several initiatives designed to address health risks faced by children and their families. This series of initiatives has tackled everything from internet access, literacy, and safety to environmental stressors, nutritional guidance, and psychological counseling.
- Joseph Hoag Health Wellness Corner, in Irvine, California, offers a range of preventive health programs targeting business and residential communities. Initiatives provide access to lifestyle management, telehealth, nutrition coaching, menu planning and more. The Wellness Corner cornered a satisfaction rating of 9.99 out of 10 from community members.