Your Chance to Identify the Cape’s Greatest Health Needs

HYANNIS – Here’s your chance be part of determining what is needed to ensure a healthy future for Cape Cod.

Every three years, Cape Cod Healthcare conducts research for a Community Health Needs Assessment Report and Implementation Plan (CHNA). It’s a chance for Cape Cod Healthcare to learn about the health and health needs of people living in Barnstable County.

An online public survey is an important component of the research for the next report.

“This survey gives our community the opportunity to provide input that will determine the health priorities that guide our community benefits activities and the programs that receive support to make improvements in our community,” said Terri Ahern, senior vice president of strategy and government affairs for Cape Cod Healthcare.

“As a region, Cape Cod has unique needs. The survey will give us vital information about the kinds of health and social services residents need, today and into the future. It’s a great opportunity for people to have a say.”

The online survey will be available through December 31, 2018. It is anonymous and takes about 15 minutes to complete. The survey is available in English, Portuguese and Spanish.

“We want to hear from as many people as possible through the survey,” said Lisa Guyon, director of community benefits and grant administration for Cape Cod Healthcare. “This is an opportunity for residents to tell us about their own experiences and the needs they see in our community.”

Survey input will help answer some important questions, such as:

How do residents feel about their own health?
What are the diseases or health risks people are concerned about?
What are the social issues that residents struggle with and how does that impact their health?
What are the emerging issues they are concerned about in the community?

The most recent CHNA report helped the Cape Cod Healthcare community benefits program focus on four priorities:

Chronic and infectious disease
Behavioral health
Access to care
Disease prevention and wellness.
You can learn more about previous reports by downloading the 2014-2016 and 2017-2019 Cape Cod Hospital and Falmouth Hospital Community Health Needs Assessment Reports and Implementation Plans.

By BILL O’NEILL, Cape Cod Health News


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