Community Health Needs Assessment

According to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), a community health needs assessment (CHNA) refers to a state, tribal, local or territorial health assessment that identifies key health needs and issues through systematic, comprehensive data collection and analysis. The ultimate goal of this assessment is to develop strategies to address the community’s health needs and identified issues.

MercyOne Clive Rehabilitation Hospital had the opportunity to collaborate with multiple healthcare providers in Central Iowa to lead a CHNA for Polk, Warren and Dallas Counties, Iowa. This information may be used to inform decisions and guide efforts to improve community health and wellness, and will serve as a tool toward reaching three basic goals:

  • To improve residents’ health status, increase their life spans, and elevate their overall quality of life.
  • To reduce the health disparities among residents.
  • To increase accessibility to preventive services for all community residents.

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