Reaching Out to Underserved Populations

Stony Brook University Hospital in Long Island, New York, recently created a regional network of health providers, became eligible for federal dollars through a grant application, and set community health priorities using primary and secondary data from a PRC Community Health Needs Assessment. Lucy Kenny, Department of Planning at Stony Brook, talks about the hospital’s challenges, methods and successes.

We asked these questions:

Can you describe how and why you formed a regional collaborative of health providers?

Who is part of the Collaborative?

What were the Collaborative’s first steps?

How did you conduct your Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA)?

What did you learn from the telephone survey?

What were your next steps after the CHNA?

In addition to receiving funds, what have been the successes thus far?

What does the Collaborative ultimately hope to achieve?

Download the full case study to read the responses.