Ideas for Action


On August 22, 2016, St. Joseph's Hospitals convened a meeting of 73 hospital representatives and community stakeholders (representing a cross section of community-based agencies and organizations) to evaluate, discuss and prioritize health needs for the hospitals' service area, based on findings of this Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA). This exercise prioritized the following health needs:

  1. Mental Health

  2. Access to Healthcare Services

  3. Diabetes

  4. Heart Disease & Stroke

  5. Nutrition, Physical Activity & Weight

  6. Infant Health & Family Planning

  7. Cancer

  8. Substance Abuse

  9. Respiratory Diseases

  10. Tobacco Use

  11. HIV/AIDS

  12. Sexually Transmitted Diseases

  13. Oral Health

  14. Injury & Violence

  15. Potentially Disabling Conditions