Local Health Needs

What is a community health needs assessment?

Every few years, Parkview Health sponsors a community health needs assessment (CHNA) to identify health needs within northeast Indiana, particularly the five counties in which Parkview-affiliated hospitals exist. As a not-for-profit, community-owned health system, the assessment provides a valuable tool in Parkview’s strategic planning process and in the development of our community benefit plan. Each time we monitor our community’s health needs, we identify opportunities and prioritize our efforts to impact the health of our community friends and neighbors.

This data is shared with community organizations and leaders to assist in their planning and to encourage opportunities for collaboration.

2019 Parkview Health System Report

The most recent assessment was completed in conjunction with the Indiana Partnership for Healthy Communities, which is a partnership between the Indiana University Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health and the Polis Center at IUPUI. Current community health priorities for Parkview-affiliated hospitals can be found in the respective Community Health Needs Assessment reports.

 

What is an implementation strategy?

An implementation strategy serves as an in-depth plan for each hospital to address health needs identified through the community health needs assessment and other resources. It includes goals, objectives and action plans designed to improve the health of the local community.

The implementation strategy serves as the community health improvement plan for each hospital to address health needs identified through the community health needs assessment and other resources.

Look for your respective 2020 community health improvement plans below.

 

DeKalb County

DeKalb Health joined Parkview Health on October 1st, 2019 and became Parkview DeKalb Hospital. Below is the combined report containing this facility’s 2019 Community Health Needs Assessment and 2019 Implementation Plans.

DeKalb Health 2019 Report