Ideas for Action


On August 22, 2016, Mease Countryside Hospital convened a meeting of 36 hospital representatives and community stakeholders (representing a cross section of community-based agencies and organizations) to evaluate, discuss and prioritize health needs for the hospital’s service area, based on findings of this Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA). This exercise prioritized the following health needs:

  1. Diabetes

  2. Heart Disease & Stroke

  3. Mental Health

  4. Access to Healthcare Services

  5. Nutrition, Physical Activity & Weight

  6. Substance Abuse

  7. Cancer

  8. Dementias, Including Alzheimer's Disease

  9. Infant Health & Family Planning

  10. Potentially Disabling Conditions

  11. HIV/AIDS

  12. Injury & Violence

  13. Oral Health

  14. Sexually Transmitted Diseases