Community Health Needs Assessment
At Southwest General, our commitment to the health and wellness of the communities we serve is an essential part of our mission. On a regular basis, we conduct a Community Health Needs Assessment* to evaluate the health status of the communities we serve, identify health issues of greatest concern, and develop a strategy to most effectively use our resources to address identified health issues.
We are proud of our history of investing in community health programs, and we are dedicated to continuing to partner with our communities and with other organizations for a collaborative approach that offers the greatest possible impact on improving community health status.
Below you will find our Community Health Needs Assessments, which provide a framework for Southwest General’s ongoing community health improvement efforts.
* A Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) is a comprehensive approach to collecting qualitative and quantitative data about a geographic area to determine health status, identify health needs and highlight demographic and social issues contributing to health concerns. Conducting a Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) and implementing a strategy to address the outstanding community health needs identified in the assessment is a requirement of the 2010 Affordable Care Act and part of the IRS 990 requirement for a not-for-profit health system.