Every three years, the Center for Opinion Research at Franklin & Marshall College performs a comprehensive community health assessment on behalf of Healthy York County Coalition, Healthy Adams County Coalition and key community partners. This three-part study includes a telephone survey of hundreds of community residents to identify their current health status and behaviors that may impact their health. Additionally, the coalitions analyze regional health-related data and conduct in-person interviews with community residents and key stakeholders.
The most recent survey occured in 2012. Here are a few of the notable observations and findings detailed in the 2012 Community Health Assessment:
As member of the Lancaster Health Improvement Partnership, a coalition comprised of more than 25 mostly non-profit health & human service organizations, Wellspan Ephrata Community Hospital is active participant in the county-wide community needs assessment process. The partnership meets regularly to discuss Lancaster County's most pressing health issues and sponsors a new health risk assessment assessment every three years.
A sub-group of the Lancaster Health Improvement Partnership plans the annual Lancaster Health Summit. The health summit is a community forum to educate, share ideas, communicate data and results to key constituents. The summit is a collaborative effort with the Lancaster County Business Group on Health and draws more than 300 participants.
Actively participating in these groups and other similar coalitions and collaborative efforts
within the county has afforded Ephrata Community Hospital greater insight into the community’s health status. This engagement has been beneficial as the hospital moved forward in drafting this implementation plan.
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