Community Health Needs Assessments (CHNA)

What are Community Health Needs Assessments (CHNA)s and how are they conducted?

Here’s a summary of regional Community Health Needs Assessments (CHNA) in 2015, by CHNA priority:

This graph summarizes the top 5 priorities identified by Community Health Needs Assessments that were conducted in 2015 by 5 regional hospitals (D-H and affiliates: Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital, Mount Ascutney Hospital and Health Center, New London Hospital, and Valley Regional Hospital). Note that all 5 hospitals listed Substance misuse and Mental Health as top priorities, followed by Dental Health, Physical Activity, Health care cost, and Nutrition and Food access. Other areas identified included: Healthcare for seniors, income, poverty, employment, family stress, and affordable housing.

Regional CHNA’s

Dartmouth Hitchcock and Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital – 2019 (website)

Valley Regional Hospital (website)

Mount Ascutney Hospital (website)

Public Health Council-Upper Valley (website)

New London (website)