Mahaska Health Partnership Asking for Community Input During Needs Assessment
MAHASKA COUNTY –Mahaska Health Partnership is asking for the community’s assistance in conducting a new Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA). The project is expected to take three months.
According to MHP CEO Jay Christensen, the goal of this assessment update is to gain a comprehensive understanding of community health perceptions. While the results will be used to measure progress made to address needs identified in past assessments, the information will also help inform local services agencies and policy makers as they work to provide services our community needs.
To start this work, a short online community survey has been developed: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CHNA17_MHP.
All community residents and leaders are encouraged to complete the 2017 CHNA Online Survey by Friday, Dec. 16, 2016. The community will also be invited to attend an evening Town Hall in January, with details to be announced.
“This work is key to determining the direction of healthcare services in Mahaska County,” Christensen said. “We hope that all community stakeholders will take advantage of this opportunity and provide input; which will help us further develop local healthcare services to improve access to care and services locally.”
MHP has retained VVV Consultants LLC, an independent research firm from Olathe, Kan., to conduct and complete the needs assessment. If you have any questions about the project, please contact MHP Business Development Director Ross Schultz at 641.672.3439.
Mahaska Health Partnership, located in Oskaloosa, is a non-profit health system accredited by the Joint Commission. It is guided by its mission to provide exceptional customer service and health improvement, linking the science of medicine with the humanity of compassionate care. For more information about how Mahaska Health Partnership is making healthcare personal, visit mahaskahealth.org.