Assessing Community Needs

Scripps Health triennial Community Health Needs Assessment Report (2016)

Scripps Health triennial Community Health Needs Assessment Report (2016)

Hospitals and health care 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 needs assessment reporting

Community health programs are created based on a triennial (every three years) assessment of health 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.