Community Health Needs Assessment
Northwestern Memorial Hospital (NMH) is committed to improving the health of the communities we serve by delivering a broad range of innovative programs and services in collaboration with community and campus partners.
This combination of successful partnerships, clinical expertise and community engagement allows us to respond effectively to identified health needs. NMH has expanded access to quality healthcare services in response to the growing needs of its community and continues to focus on promoting health and wellness in the Chicagoland area.
In 2012-2013, NMH completed a comprehensive Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) to identify the health needs of residents in the community. The goal of the CHNA was to use a data-driven approach to determine the health status, behaviors and needs of all residents in the NMH Service Area.
Through this assessment, prevalent health needs were identified among residents across all socioeconomic groups, races and ethnicities. The assessment also highlighted health disparities which disproprotionately impact the medically underserved and uninsured.
The information and insight gained through the CHNA will be used to guide new and enhance existing efforts to improve the health of our community.
NMH and its community health partners share a vision of a healthy community, and are committed to working together to address significant health needs and make the greatest possible impact on community health status.
NMH Community Health Needs Assessment
NMH's assessment was conducted by Professional Research Consultants, Inc., in collaboration with the Metropolitan Chicago Healthcare Council.
To view NMH's Community Health Needs Assessment, please visit the link below:
Following completion of the formal assessment, NMH undertook additional steps to further interpret the findings and determine the highest priority health needs to address. In collaboration with the External Steering Committee (comprised of partner organizations and key community stakeholders), four priority health needs were identified.
To view NMH's CHNA Report, please visit the link below:
For additional information or to access a hard copy of the reports, please contact:
The Office of External Affairs
Posh Charles or Holly Manprisio
Last UpdateAugust 28, 2013