Meeting the challenges of public health head-on in the Philadelphia suburbs
Main Line Health’s Center for Population Health Research (CPHR) and Public Health Management Corporation (PHMC), a regional public health institute, conducted a series of focus groups and surveys to understand the health needs of the community served by Main Line Health hospitals, health centers and provider practices. Focus groups were conducted with Main Line Health patients, employees, community, business and government leaders, and social services organizations. Meetings were held with Main Line Health physicians to learn their perspective on how our organization is doing in the community and what we should focus on to improve the health of people in the community.
A variety of quantitative datasets, such as PHMC’s 2018 Household Health Survey, U.S. Census demographic data, and Healthy People 2020 benchmarks were also analyzed to help identify top community needs and develop targeted priorities to address those needs.
CHNA plan initiatives and implementation
The information provided by community members and leaders informed the 2019 Community Health Needs Assessments—comprising the Main Line Health Acute Care Hospitals CHNA and the Bryn Mawr Rehab CNHA—and helped us develop 11 overall priorities for Main Line Health to focus on over the next three years. To fulfill on the objectives of each priority, we have developed specific initiatives that will have a direct impact on and will support the long-term health and well-being of individual patients, families and communities. You can read more about these initiatives in the documents below.
The Main Line Health CHNA Oversight Committee, guided by Main Line Health leadership, provided oversight and active governance of the CHNA and implementation plan development. Selection of objectives was based on programs and initiatives where Main Line Health is in a position to make the greatest impact in the health of the community in alignment with the mission, values and capabilities of the organization.
Main Line Health’s CPHR as well as Community Health and Equity leadership here at Main Line Health will be leading the implementation planning activity for the fiscal year 2020 to 2022 cycle.
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