STEH releases 2016 health needs assessment

Staff Report

Every three years, St. Elizabeth Hospital (STEH) conducts its Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) - a comprehensive research study to understand the top health issues facing its community. Once results are received, STEH develops a plan in partnership with other community organizations to address the issues and help create a healthier future.

According the the 2016 CHNA study, the top health needs facing Ascension are obesity and related chronic illness, cancer and mental health and substance abuse.

With this knowledge, STEH will focus resources, increase services, and create education events to address the noted issues.

"We know many people in our community suffer from one or more of these serious health issues, and it is our goal to make improvements in these areas this year," a STEH spokesperson said.