The South Jersey Health Partnership, consisting of hospitals, health systems, and health departments within Burlington, Camden, Gloucester, and Ocean Counties came together to undertake a comprehensive regional community health needs assessment (CHNA). South Jersey Health Partnership included the following partners: Cooper University Health Care, Deborah Health and Lung Center, Kennedy University Hospitals, Inc., Lourdes Health System, Virtua Health, and the Health Departments of Burlington, Camden and Gloucester, and Ocean Counties. The CHNA was conducted from February to October 2016 and used both primary and secondary research to illustrate and compare health trends and disparities across the region. Primary research solicited input from key community stakeholders representing the broad interests of the community, including experts in public health and individuals representing medically underserved, low-income, and minority populations. Secondary research identified demographic and health trends across geographic areas and populations.
The 2016 CHNA builds upon the hospitals’ 2013 CHNAs and subsequent Community Health Improvement Plans and was conducted in a timeline to comply with requirements set forth in the Affordable Care Act, as well as to further the hospitals’ commitment to community health and population health management. The findings will be used to guide community benefit initiatives and engage partners to address identified health needs.
Below is the final report and implementation strategy. For more information, please contact Amanda Kimmel, Corporate Director of Clinical Integration at Jefferson Health in New Jersey, at firstname.lastname@example.org.