NHCH Encourages Community Input on Health Needs Assessment
Posted on Wednesday, December 05, 2012

NHCH is collaborating with Healthcare Association of Hawaii (HAH) and numerous hospitals and healthcare entities throughout the state to conduct a community health needs assessment. Community members are asked to participate in this assessment by sharing their health-related issues and concerns to help the Hawaii health-care industry and NHCH better meet community needs.

“We encourage North Hawaii residents to participate in this assessment, so NHCH can gain a greater understanding of the health concerns within our community,” says William Brown, NHCH CEO. “Your feedback will enable us to better coordinate limited resources to address top level health concerns and ensure we continue to meet the needs of our community," says Brown. "Your input is vitally needed.”

The confidential assessment poses ten questions related to health care concerns in your community and can be accessed online at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/HawaiiCommunitySurvey2012 or www.HAH.org (click on "Hawaii Community Feedback Survey" found on the right hand side). The assessment takes less than 5 minutes to complete and must be done by Friday, December 21st, 2012.

In addition to satisfying governmental regulations, the information collected will also be used for strategic planning purposes related to the delivery of health care throughout the state of Hawaii.

HAH is a non-profit organization representing health care providers in Hawaii and is committed to advocating on behalf of the Hawaii health-care industries to ensure the delivery of quality and affordable health care to the people of Hawaii.

HAH, in coordination with Healthy Communities Institute (HCI), is conducting this community health needs assessment to gain input from community health workers, public health professionals and community members as part of a larger statewide community health needs assessment.

To complete the confidential, ten question Hawaii community health needs assessment, please visit www.HAH.org or http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/HawaiiCommunitySurvey2012 by Friday, December 21st, 2012. Survey results will be available in March 2013.