GCHIP BUILDING HEALTHY COMMUNITIES SINCE 2003
A Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) is a comprehensive process conducted to determine the health needs of community residents and is performed as a part of a larger goal of improving the health and well-being of its residents. Understanding the current health status of the community through the CHNA process helps identify priorities for future planning and funding.
In 2022, Greenwich Hospital in collaboration with the Greenwich Community Health Improvement Partnership (GCHIP) and the Council of Community Services (CCS) partners completed a Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) to assess and determine the health needs of community residents living in Greenwich, CT and Sound Shore communities of Westchester County (NY). Greenwich Hospital provides support for the Greenwich Community Health Improvement Partnership (GCHIP) and the Council of Community Services (CCS) to meet community needs and assists with conducting implementation strategies. The comprehensive CHNA process included conducting primary and secondary data profiles, well-being surveys, asset mapping, key informant surveys and community engagement surveys. Numerous community partners collaborated to identify top health priorities or focus areas, which included promoting Healthy Living, Access to Care and Services and Mental /Behavioral Health. Based on these priorities, a Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) was developed to address the needs identified. Each focus area has its own CHIP subcommittee, whose members’ meet monthly and collaborate to conduct implementation strategies for the CHIP.
Access to Care & Services CHIP Plan
Healthy Living: Health Bodies CHIP Plan
Behavioral Health: Healthy Minds CHIP Plan