About CHNA

Advocacy and improving the health and wellbeing of our communities is core to the Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare Mission and Vision and the work our colleagues accomplish 24/7.


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

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 Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) and create an Implementation Strategy every three years.  These assessments and strategies create an important opportunity to 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.

The next TMH Community Health Needs Assessment is due September 2019.  The Assessment will include both primary (surveys and focus groups) and secondary (existing public health research) data.  This process has already begun and takes about a year to complete. 

This survey is completely anonymous (you remain un-named and unknown to us) and confidential (all information collected is private and only shared as group summary).  We’d love to hear from you!  Please complete the 2019 Community Health Needs Assessment Survey. we appreciate your participation and trust your input is of great importance to the local community.

Contact Melissa Dancer at 850-431-3720 or Melissa.Dancer@TMH.ORG for questions or more information.