Hospitals and healthcare systems in San Diego County have a long history of responding to health needs in the communities they serve. This commitment extends beyond traditional hospital care to community health programs that provide services to the region’s most vulnerable populations. Community health programs are created based on an assessment of needs identified through hospital data, community input, and major trends (national, state and local statistics). Previous collaborations among not for profit hospitals and other community partners have resulted in numerous well-regarded Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) reports.
The objective of the Hospital Association of San Diego and Imperial Counties 2016 Community Health Needs Assessment (HASD&IC 2016 CHNA) was to identify and prioritize health needs in San Diego County.