2013 COMMUNITY HEALTH NEEDS ASSESSMENT

Grounded in a longstanding commitment to address community health needs in San Diego, seven hospitals and healthcare systems came together under the auspices of the Hospital Association of San Diego and Imperial Counties (HASD&IC) to conduct a triennial Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) that identifies and prioritizes the most critical health-related needs of San Diego County residents. Participating hospitals will use the findings to guide their community programs and to meet IRS regulatory requirements that not for profit (tax exempt) hospitals conduct a health needs assessment in the community once every three years.

2013 CHNA EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
Per guidance from an advisory group of hospital representatives, HASD&IC contracted with the Institute of Public Health (IPH) at San Diego State University to design and implement the 2013 CHNA. For in-depth information about the HASD&IC 2013 CHNA process, please read the full report.

2013 CHNA FULL REPORT & TOOLKIT
Upon completion of the HASD&IC 2013 CHNA process, the Institute for Public Health at San Diego State University (IPH) created a CHNA Toolkit with in-depth information and data which allows participating hospitals and healthcare systems to evaluate the health needs of their patients and determine, adapt, or create programs or service changes at their facilities. To access the toolkit, go to page 25 of the full report.

For more information contact:

Lindsey Wade
Vice President, Public Policy