Dartmouth Hitchcock Population Health


Dartmouth-Hitchcock works with many community organizations to improve the health and well-being of the communities we serve, addressing priorities identified in regional Community Health Needs Assessments (CHNAs) and other regionally identified needs. Every three years Dartmouth-Hitchcock identifies what we intend to do to address these needs in our Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP). The dashboards below include health, public health, and program measures Dartmouth-Hitchcock and other organizations such as the Public Health Council of the Upper Valley and the Greater Sullivan County Public Health Region use to evaluate our work to implement this Community Health Improvement Plan.

Contact us with questions about the Dartmouth-Hitchcock CHIP dashboards or if your organization would be interested in participating in this regional community health dashboard initiative.

Increase focus

Impacts of trauma and violence

  • Protect children from abuse and neglect
  • Support for children and families impacted by substance use disorders
  • Prevention of adverse childhood experiences
  • Trauma-informed early care screening
  • Use clinical systems to support persons affected by domestic violence

Social determinants of health

  • Strategies to improve housing
  • Food security and nutrition: access to healthy foods and nutrition services
  • Access to transportation
  • Financial stability programs

Access to care

  • Affordable health care
  • Assistance with cost of prescription medications
  • Availability of primary care services
  • Community-based health workforce development
  • Mobile outreach for preventive services

Health care for seniors

  • Community- based care coordination for older adults
  • Health education and support for older adults and caregivers
  • Falls prevention strategies
  • Safety net services
  • Improved emergency department services for older adults

Maintain focus

Behavioral health needs

  • Access to mental health care services
  • Access to substance misuse and addiction prevention services
  • Access to substance use disorders treatment and recovery services

Strengthening and supporting families

  • Support needs of families with hospitalized children
  • Advocacy and case management for children with special needs
  • Community education for pediatric residents
  • Maternal and child health services
  • Injury prevention

Cancer care and treatment

  • Patient and family support services: education classes, support groups, special events, wellness services
  • Screening for colorectal cancer
  • Reducing financial barriers to screening

Understanding Clear Impact Charts: Key Elements

RResult – A condition of well being for children, adults, families, or communities (stated in plain language).

IIndicator – A measure that helps quantify the achievement of a Result.

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