In support of South County Health’s (SCH) community benefit activities and to guide community health improvement efforts, SCH participated in a statewide comprehensive Community Health Needs Assessment (“CHNA”), led by the Hospital Association of Rhode Island and its member hospitals.
The CHNA was conducted from April 2018 to June 2019. The 2019 CHNA built upon the 2013 and 2016 CHNA.
The assessment was conducted in a timeline to comply with requirements set forth in the Affordable Care Act (“ACA”), as well as to further SCH’s commitment of community health and population health management.
In support of the 2019 Community Health Needs Assessment, and ongoing community benefit initiatives, South County Health plans to implement strategies to impact and measure community health improvement, particularly in the area of mental health and substance abuse, chronic diseases and social needs of seniors and maternal and child health.