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Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA)

Bethlehem Implementation Plan Updates

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

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


2016-2017

The mission of St. Luke's University Health Network (SLUHN) is an unwavering commitment to excellence as we care for the sick and injured; educate physicians, nurses and other health care providers; and improve access to care in the communities we serve, regardless of a patient's ability to pay for health care. Moreover, the Community Health and Preventive Medicine (CHPM) Department of SLUHN 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.

Goals

As we address each health priority from our 2016 CHNA, we use a three-prong approach ensuring that all priorities are advanced using the three buckets related to Prevention and Wellness, Care Transformation, and Research and Partnerships. This ensures a more comprehensive approach where traditional community health programming/initiatives are intertwined with clinical service lines, while research and partnerships are further developed and fostered.

Please click on each of the five health priorities determined from the 2016 CHNA to read about our implementation plan updates:


2015-2016

In Year 3 (2015-2016) of our implementation plan we continued to aligned our existing community health programs towards the goals outlined. We strengthened partnerships for already existing community and network health initiatives and began making inroads for new programming to be undertaken during this cycle. The four priority health areas identified were Mental Health, Adolescent Health, Elder Health and Health Equity/Disparities. In addition, high rates of chronic disease as well as poor nutrition and physical activity levels were clearly identified in the community needs assessment. Community members commented on the importance of weaving wellness issues into each of the four identified priority areas. Therefore, hospital representatives felt strongly that general wellness goals and objectives should also be included in the overall network and specific entity strategic plans.

Please click on each of the priority areas in order to view programmatic reports for undertaken initiatives geared towards addressing the needs outlined in the implementation plan.

Maternal & Child Health Initiatives

Oral Health

Healthy Living & Chronic Disease Prevention

Mental Health And Substance Abuse

Elder Health

Reducing Health Disparities

2014-2015

In Year 2 (2014-2015) of our implementation plan we aligned our existing community health programs towards the goals outlined. We strengthened partnerships for already existing community and network health initiatives and began making inroads for new programming to be undertaken during this cycle. The four priority health areas identified were Mental Health, Adolescent Health, Elder Health and Health Equity/Disparities. In addition, high rates of chronic disease as well as poor nutrition and physical activity levels were clearly identified in the community needs assessment. Community members commented on the importance of weaving wellness issues into each of the four identified priority areas. Therefore, hospital representatives felt strongly that general wellness goals and objectives should also be included in the overall network and specific entity strategic plans.

Please click on each of the priority areas in order to view programmatic reports for undertaken initiatives geared towards addressing the needs outlined in the implementation plan.

Maternal & Child Health Initiatives

Oral Health

Healthy Living & Chronic Disease Prevention

Mental Health And Substance Abuse

Elder Health

Reducing Health Disparities

2013-2014

In Year 1 (2013-2014) of our implementation plan we aligned our existing community health programs towards the goals outlined. We strengthened partnerships for already existing community and network health initiatives, and began making inroads for new programming to be undertaken during this cycle in order to adhere to our plan. The four priority health areas identified were Mental Health, Adolescent Health, Elder Health and Health Equity/Disparities. In addition, high rates of chronic disease and poor nutrition and physical activity levels were clearly identified in the community needs assessment. Community members commented on the importance of weaving wellness issues into each of the four identified priority areas. Therefore, hospital representatives felt strongly that general wellness goals and objectives should also be included in the overall network and specific entity strategic plans.

Please click on each of the priority areas in order to view programmatic reports for undertaken initiatives geared towards addressing the needs outlined in the implementation plan.

Maternal & Child Health Initiatives

Oral Health

Healthy Living & Chronic Disease Prevention

Mental Health And Substance Abuse

Elder Health

Reducing Health Disparities