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Community Health Needs Assessment

In early 2020, Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare System (SVMHS) conducted an extensive community health needs assessment (CHNA) to identify critical health needs of the community. This assessment includes input from the community and experts in public health, clinical care, and others. This CHNA process and report were conducted in compliance with current federal requirements and will serve as a basis for implementing strategies by the Healthcare System to address these community needs.

Based on the community input and secondary data, SVMHS identified the following community health needs. These needs were prioritized by key informants and community survey respondents, and hospital representatives ranked each need further via a multiple-criteria system. The needs are listed below in priority order, from greatest to least.

  • Behavioral Health
  • Healthcare Access and Delivery
  • Diabetes and Obesity
  • Food and Housing Insecurity
  • Cancer
  • Maternal/Infant Health
  • Built Environment
  • Education and Literacy
  • Violence Prevention
  • Oral/Dental Health

Download the CHNA Report

View 2021 - 2023 Implementation Strategy