Community Health Needs Assessment-

What is a Community Health Needs Assessment?


     A community health needs assessment is a way for communities to identifiy, and analyze the specific health needs of their community.  This assessment allows communities to prioritize their health needs, make a plan to meet those needs, and then execute the plan.  Cooperstown Medical Center completes the Comminity Health Needs Assessment because it is a Critical Access Hospital (CAH) and completion of the assessment is mandated by the Affordable Care Act.  All CAHs are required to complete this assessment every three years.  There are mulitple ways to asses community health needs, here are a few ways:

Stakeholder meetings
Community focus groups
Surveys
Interviews with community leaders
Population health and other health-related data


Information taken from Center for Rural Health; University of North Dakota; School of Medicine and Health Sciences

To view our most recent assessment please click on the link below.  Also provided for your convenience are our 2016 Community Needs Assessment Implementation Plan, as well as the 2012 Community Needs Health Assessment
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Community Health Needs Survey
2016 Community Health Needs Assessment
2016 CMC  Implementation Plan
2012 Community Health Needs Assessment
Community Health Needs Survey