The comprehensive analysis allows us to pinpoint, assess, and address our communities’ most critical needs. St. Luke’s uses the information to guide the types of health improvement programs we provide and support with community partners. The goal is to address the top health needs, provide the best care, and lower the overall cost of health care. In addition to extensive national, state, and local health data, the CHNAs incorporate feedback from interviews with community representatives who help us identify and prioritize our health needs. The community representatives also suggest programs to help us address the health needs.
St. Luke’s analyzed more than 60 potential health needs and health factors. Researchers looked at health behaviors, clinical care, social and economic factors and the physical environment. The potential health needs are prioritized, and the needs that rank among the top 10% are considered to be our most significant health needs.
Together, we can address our communities’ most significant health needs. If you have questions, thoughts, or ideas, please send us an email.