Our hospitals are focused on improving the health of the communities we serve. Every three years we conduct a Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) to determine the major needs in our area.
This data is used to develop a priority and a Community Health Plan (CHP) for each hospital to improve residents' health through education, research, financial assistance, special clinical and non-clinical programs, and the provision of spiritual resources.
The sole purpose of these community benefit services is to strengthen the well-being of the community and to aid vulnerable individuals such as the elderly and underprivileged. To be considered a community benefit, an activity must address a need documented in the assessment and have at least one of these objectives:
- Improve access to health care services
- Enhance the health of the community
- Advance medical or healthcare knowledge
- Relieve or reduce the burden of government
AdventHealth Central Florida Division South Region's priority for 2020-2022 is "Increasing Access for Vulnerable Populations." This will be done through the targeted areas of care coordination, mental and behavioral health, community development and food security.
The Community Health team is looking for innovative approaches to address the health needs of the communities we serve. This work is guided by the CHNA and addressed through CHPs at every campus. A few of our initiatives are listed below.
- Community Health Investment Grants funded by the Collaborative Community Council
- Collaboration on Community Health Plans
The Community Advocacy team has also developed a Community Asset Inventory where community resources are listed to provide a better understanding of existing efforts. If you would like your organization to be listed on the Community Asset Inventory or have questions, please contact the Community Health team at [email protected].