Community Health Needs Assessment begins Thursday in Darke County


SIDNEY- Kettering Health Network, Premier Health and Wilson Health want to hear from you. The three hospitals and health systems have joined together to perform a Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) for the region. The CHNA process is being facilitated by the Greater Dayton Area Hospital Association (GDAHA) and The Health Collaborative.

Every three years, nonprofit hospitals conduct a CHNA. Part of the process is to solicit community input and host community meetings. The public is invited to attend the meetings and share opinions about top health needs in the community, discuss what can be done to improve the health of the community and identify any barriers to receiving health care.

There are several opportunities to participate in the assessment. Free public meetings are taking place in 11 counties. The remaining meetings include:

Oct. 15 – 6:15 p.m. – Darke County – Darke County YMCA

Oct. 20 – 6 p.m. – Shelby County – Senior Center of Shelby County

Oct. 22 – 6 p.m. – Montgomery County – Kettering Church

Oct. 27 – 6 p.m. – Champaign County – Champaign County Community Center

Oct. 29 – 6 p.m. – Greene County – Emmanuel Baptist Church

Nov. 3 – 6 p.m. – Miami County – Piqua Public Library

If unable to attend a meeting, Kettering Health Network, Premier Health and Wilson Health will have a survey posted on their websites and encourage the public to take the time to complete the brief 10-minute online assessment.

All of the results from the CHNA will be used together to identify the top health or health-related issues for the region.

Space is limited. Please RSVP to reserve your space to [email protected] or call 937-424-2368.

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