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Community Health Needs Assessment Reports

2022 Community Health Needs Assessment

Advocacy and improving the health and wellbeing of our communities are core to our mission, vision and the work our colleagues accomplish 24/7. Our Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) helps us to collect the valuable data needed to determine how we can accomplish this. We’ve identified our region’s health priorities through a community survey and discussions with local public health officials in our primary service area of Leon, Gadsden, Jefferson and Wakulla counties. We’ve published our findings in our 2022 Community Health Needs Assessment Report.

Read our 2022 CHNA Report

Read our 2023 CHNA Implementation Strategy

About the CHNA

In 2010, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act aimed to utilize not-for-profit hospitals as a resource to address community health priorities by requiring all not-for-profit hospitals to conduct a CHNA and create an Implementation Strategy every three years. These assessments help identify the health concerns, barriers to good health and strengths and weaknesses specific to each community. Not-for-profit hospitals have a unique role to play in improving health and wellbeing as they are often one of the largest local employers, investors and purchasers in their communities.

Why is it important?

Over time we’ve come to understand more deeply the determinants of health and the interactions between these determinants. Although, access to good healthcare is essential, clinical care is not a major contributor to individual nor population health. In fact, clinical care is estimated to determine about 10 percent of overall health, while socioeconomic factors, such as education, income and employment determine about 40 percent and health behaviors, such as nutrition and physical activity, contribute about 30 percent. 

Determinants of Health information

Questions or Comments

Contact 850-431-7856 or Wellness@TMH.ORG with any questions, comments or to request a paper copy of the survey.