GCHIP BUILDING HEALTHY COMMUNITIES SINCE 2003
A Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) is 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 2019, Greenwich Hospital, Greenwich Community Health Improvement Partnership and the Council of Community Services (Town of Rye) partners completed a Community Health Needs Assessment to assess and determine the health needs of community residents living in Greenwich, CT and Sound Shore communities of Westchester County (NY). The comprehensive assessment included a primary and secondary data profile, well-being survey, key informant surveys and focus groups. Numerous community partners collaborated to identify top health priorities, which included promoting healthy lifestyles, promoting access to care and promoting mental /behavioral health. Based on these priorities, a Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) was developed. Each focus area has its own GCHIP subcommittee, whose members’ meet monthly and each subcommittee conducts implementation strategies for the CHIP.
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 2019 Community Health Needs Assessment report is available on the Greenwich Hospital website www.greenwichhospital.org