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Community Health Needs Assessment

The IRS requires non-profit (Section 501(c) (3)) hospitals to complete a Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA). St. Francis Health, Stormont-Vail Healthcare and the Shawnee County Health Agency conducted the Shawnee County Community Health Needs Assessment in 2016. The CHNA is important to St. Francis Health’s mission of improving the health of the people and communities we serve. Our leadership is dedicated to ensuring that our combined efforts are focused on the health issues most important to the people in our region. We will conduct a CHNA every three years and adopt an action plan to meet the community health needs identified through the assessment.

2016 Shawnee County Community Health Needs Assessment 

2017 Community Health Improvement Plan

Based on this assessment, St. Francis Health has identified three focus areas for impacting community health. These will be addressed in greater detail in the 2017 Community Health Improvement Plan (forthcoming in 2017).

  • Healthy Eating 
  • Substance Abuse (focus on tobacco) 
  • Access to Care

If you have any questions about the Community Health Needs Assessment, please contact Jenna Speckart at 785.270.7656 or Jenna.Speckart@sclhs.net.

If you have any additional questions, concerns or comments, you may fill out the form below: