Community Health

Community Health

Department of Community Health and Preventive Medicine

The Community Health and Preventive Medicine Department of St. Luke's Hospital continues to strive to achieve its mission of partnering with the community to increase health awareness, improve the health status of the community and encourage appropriate access to health services. 

Contact us at community.health@sluhn.org or 484-526-2100 for more information about any of our Community Health programs.

Community Health Programs/Initiatives

The Department of Community Health and Preventive Medicine operates across all seven St. Luke’s University Health Network campuses using a network wide approach developed as a result of the Community Health Needs Assessments (CHNA). Initial programs within the department were developed through the Bethlehem Partnership for a Healthy Community in collaboration with community partners. Since we have grown as a network, the Bethlehem Partnership for a Healthy Community is now focused on the Adopt a School initiatives for the Bethlehem Campus, however the collaborative model was used for program development across the network. The Bethlehem Partnership for a Healthy Community was developed as a result of Mr. Richard Anderson’s compelling vision for community health improvement.

The network and campus specific five health priorities determined by the Community health Needs Assessment for the 2016-2019 cycle include:
  • Improving Access to Care and Reducing Health Disparities
  • Promoting Healthy Lifestyles and Preventing Chronic Disease
  • Improving Mental/Behavioral Health
  • Improving Child Health
  • Improving Elder Health

To view the annual reports from 2013 to 2016 please click here