Mahaska Health is dedicated to enhancing the health and well-being of the communities we serve.
The Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) is a process that identifies key issues affecting health in the community, as well as health problems people in the community experience. During these assessments Mahaska Health works with community members and stakeholders, public health and local government officials, schools, churches, businesses, and others to gather and analyze the state of healthcare in our county.
The process includes:
- Gathering health-related information from secondary data sources (i.e. Public Health, etc.)
- Conducting community surveys to identify concerns within our communities.
- Assessing existing programs and organizations that exist to address the community’s needs.
Needs identified through this process are prioritized by importance to community members and action plans are formed to address them. The reports formed based on this process can be found below.
Mahaska Health is proud to work together with community partners in continually addressing the most important healthcare issues in our area. The CHNA is the hospital’s foundation for planning and allocating resources for the community’s health and is a baseline for assessing the progress of hospital and community health objectives.