Anderson County Hospital Community Health Needs Assessment Conducted

December 6, 2018

Anderson County Hospital conducted this Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) in order to better understand and serve the needs of the community. As part of the 2010 Affordable Care Act, all tax-exempt hospitals must complete a CHNA every three years. The CHNA addresses the health needs in the community and prioritizes the identified needs. The hospital is then responsible for completing an implementation strategy for the identified priority health needs. Anderson County Hospital conducted its first CHNA in 2012 and second report in 2015.

View the Anderson County Hospital Community Health Needs Assessment.

Community Health Needs Assessment Summary

An effort to understand and create a healthier community requires collaboration and input from many community stakeholders. Through data research and key conversations in the Anderson County community, this CHNA pulls together community findings and addresses top health priorities to help improve community health over the next three years.

Community Health Needs

A wide range of primary and secondary data was used to identify three health priorities in Anderson County Hospital’s community.

  • Priority 1: Behavioral Health Care
  • Priority 2: Improved Access to Care
  • Priority 3: Increased Access to Physical Activity and Nutrition

Assessment Methodology

Anderson County Hospital’s approach in conducting the 2018 CHNA included utilizing several primary and secondary data sources, as well as the 2015 CHNA as the foundation. Several community stakeholders and leaders were engaged in order to understand and assess existing, new, emerging and escalating community needs. The needs and health issues identified in the report are reflective of the population served by Anderson County Hospital, including the uninsured, low-income, and minority populations. These needs were reconciled against the 2015 CHNA priorities and secondary research was conducted to further assess the identified list of potential community priorities for the 2018 CHNA. A scorecard framework consisting of a set of evaluation criteria was created, by which the team sought to establish and prioritize opportunities.

Healthy People 2020

Health Kansans 2020 is an initiative inside the state of Kansas, which is focused on identifying and adopting health priorities for the people of Kansas to improve the overall health in the state. These priorities focus on ways the state can improve the well-being of all residents of the state. This initiative builds off the Healthy People 2020 initiative going on for the entire country.

The priorities identified for Healthy Kansans 2020 are the following:

  • Access to Health Services
  • Chronic Disease
  • Disability and Health
  • Environmental Health
  • Immunization and Infectious Disease
  • Injury Prevention
  • Lifestyle Behaviors
  • Maternal, Infant, and Child Health
  • Mental Health
  • Oral Health
  • Social Determinants of Health
  • Violence Prevention

View the Anderson County Hospital Community Health Needs Assessment.