Community Health Needs Assessment

2013 Community Health Needs Assessment

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Fletcher Allen Health Care routinely conducts community health needs assessments (CHNA) to understand current health trends, needs and assets. New federal legislation requires hospitals to conduct community health assessments every three years. Community assessments help us to identify areas of focus and are an integral resource for our community benefit plan.

Fletcher Allen Health Care’s 2013 Community Health Needs Assessment was conducted over a two year period for the health service area of Chittenden and Grand Isle counties. The assessment includes information from 5 focus groups, 17 community leader interviews, a community survey, and 63 data indicators. 

The Community Health Assessment Steering Committee identified several areas of need from the CHNA and recommended these priorities to Fletcher Allen’s Community Benefit Committee (CBC). The CBC reviewed the recommendations and supporting data, and agreed upon five objectives upon which to focus funding, collaboration and in-kind investment. Additionally, a new committee is being formed at Fletcher Allen that will focus exclusively on ongoing community health needs assessment and implementation plans. 

The five priority areas (in alphabetical order) are:

  • Access to Food & Nutrition
  • Dental Health (especially children)
  • Mental Health (especially children)
  • Removing Barriers to Care (affordability, language, transportation)
  • Senior Issues (caregiving, safety, well-being)

Download Fletcher Allen’s 2013 CHNA. To receive a paper copy, please email Julie Cole or call 802-847-2278.

To view the findings of the March 2007 update to 2006 the Fletcher Allen Community Needs Assessment, follow the link below.
View the 2007 Community Needs Assessment update


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2013 Community Health Needs Assessment Download PDF
2007 Community Needs Assessment Download PDF
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