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The Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) for five South Central Pennsylvania Counties was completed in 2012.  Findings are being used to determine the health needs of our community, as well as the appropriate level of resources necessary to make health education and healthcare easier to access.  

The Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) for five South Central Pennsylvania Counties was completed in November 2012.  The CHNA includes  the results of community interviews, surveys, focus groups, primary and secondary data analysis, and other research methodologies.
 
Overall  findings show that there is an ongoing need for additional information and services that promote healthy lifestyles and make health education and healthcare easier to access.

Printed versions of the files are available upon request. Please email us if you would like any copies mailed to you and specify which documents you would like. 

About the Community Health Needs Assessment Process
PinnacleHealth committed to understanding, anticipating, assessing, and addressing the healthcare needs of our communities. In the fall of 2011, we partnered with Holy Spirit Health System and Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center to form a collaborative workgroup to identify the needs of those living within Dauphin, Cumberland, Perry, Lebanon, and the northern tier of York Counties.

A collaborative community health needs assessment was conducted to evaluate and understand the region's health needs. This study, conducted by Tripp Umbach, a nationally recognized leader in community health assessments, identifies specific community health needs and evaluates how those needs are being met in order to better connect health and human services with the needs of residents in the multi-county region.