Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA)

Allentown and Sacred Heart Implementation Plan Updates

Campus specific implementation plan updates are reported on an annual basis.

To view a full list of campus results, click here.


2022-2023

The Department of Community Health at St. Luke’s University Health Network completed the 2022 Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) in June 2022. We are currently in the 2022-2025 cycle and will complete the next CHNA in 2025.

The top priorities identified in the 2022-2025 CHNA cycle include:

  • Access to Care
  • Chronic Disease Prevention
  • Mental and Behavioral Health
  • COVID-19

The updates to the Fiscal Year 2023 implementation plan include removing the priority area of COVID-19. Given the end of the public health emergency and continued decline of the pandemic, COVID-19 was removed from the implementation strategy as a top priority, and continued monitoring will ensure that the Network is prepared to pivot and re-prioritize as necessary.

To view the comprehensive Annual Report for the 2023 Fiscal Year (Implementation Plan Update) for both the Network and campuses, please click here.


2021-2022

The Department of Community Health at St. Luke’s University Health Network completed the 2022 Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) in June 2022. We are currently in the 2022-2025 cycle and will complete the next CHNA in 2025.

The top priorities identified in the 2022-2025 CHNA cycle include:

  • Access to Care
  • Preventing Chronic Disease
  • Mental and Behavioral Health
  • COVID-19

Our efforts in prevention, care transformation, research, and partnerships help support our work to promote sustainable initiatives and opportunities for our community. To view the comprehensive report for the 2022 Fiscal Year for both the Network and campuses, please click here.


2020-2021

Department of Community Health & Preventive Medicine (CHPM) at St. Luke’s University Health Network (SLUHN) completed the 2019 Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) in June 2019. We are currently in the 2019-2022 cycle and will complete the next CHNA in 2022.

In this CHNA cycle, the focus will be on three main priorities: (1) Improving access to care & reducing health disparities, (2) Preventing chronic disease & improving healthy lifestyles and (3) Improving mental & behavioral health. Topics that are lumped together under one priority are done so because they are interrelated and contingent upon the other: for example, a healthy lifestyle is a prerequisite for preventing chronic disease.

To View the comprehensive network and campus specific report, please click here.


2019-2020

Department of Community Health & Preventive Medicine (CHPM) at St. Luke’s University Health Network (SLUHN) completed the 2019 Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) in June 2019. We are currently in the 2019-2022 cycle and will complete the next CHNA in 2022.

In this CHNA cycle, the focus will be on three main priorities: (1) Improving access to care & reducing health disparities, (2) Preventing chronic disease & improving healthy lifestyles and (3) Improving mental & behavioral health. Topics that are lumped together under one priority are done so because they are interrelated and contingent upon the other: for example, a healthy lifestyle is a prerequisite for preventing chronic disease.

To View the comprehensive network and campus specific report, please click here.


2018-2019

Currently, the Department of Community health & Preventive Medicine (CHPM) at St. Luke’s University Health Network (SLUHN) is wrapping up the 2016-2019 cycle with the completion and publications of the 2019 Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA). We are moving into the 2019-2022 cycle and will complete the next CHNA in 2022.

In the previous cycle, the five priorities of focus were: (1) Improving Access to Care and Reducing Health Disparities, (2) Preventing Chronic Disease and promoting Healthy Lifestyles, (3) Improving Mental and Behavioral Health, (4) Improving Child and Adolescent Health and (5) Improving Elder Health.

In the upcoming cycle, the focus will be on on three main priorities: (1) Improving access to care & reducing health disparities, (2) Preventing chronic disease & improving healthy lifestyles and (3) Improving mental & behavioral health. Topics that are lumped together under one priority are done so because they are interrelated and contingent upon the other: for example, a healthy lifestyle is a prerequisite for preventing chronic disease.

To View the comprehensive network and campus specific report, please click here.