Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA)

Quakertown Implementation Plan Updates

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

To view a full list of campus results, 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.


2017-2018

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. Our 2016 CHNA revealed five main health priority areas:

  1. Improving Access to Care and Reducing Health Disparities
  2. Improving Health Lifestyles and Preventing Chronic Disease
  3. Improving Mental/Behavioral Health
  4. Improving Child Adolescent Health
  5. Improving Elder Health
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 the 2017-2018 (FY18) Implementation Plan Update Report below to understand how we have been addressing the needs determined by the CHNA published in 2016:


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:


2013-2016

In April of 2013, St. Luke’s Quakertown Hospital’s Board of Directors approved the Community Health Benefit Plan created based on the findings of an extensive Community Health Needs Assessment.

The four priority health areas identified were Healthy Lifestyles, Mental Health, Access to Oral Health Services, and Elder Health.

The specific goals of St. Luke’s Hospital – Quakertown Campus implementation plan for the three years (2013-2016) are summarized:

  1. Promote and encourage opportunities for physical activity and healthy choices to prevent and to reduce overweight and obesity among community residents and to reduce incidence of associated chronic disease.
  2. Increase access to a seamless, integrated system of support and care that promotes behavioral and mental wellness.
  3. Increase access to quality oral health care by eliminating barriers that contribute to oral health disparities.
  4. Adopt a broader, more integrated health care perspective in order to prevent and reduce morbidity and mortality among older adults.

Please click on each of the priority areas to view programmatic reports of completed initiatives based on the identified community health priorities.

Healthy Lifestyle

Mental Health

Access to Oral Health

Elder Health

Reducing Health Disparities/Select Community Programs

Community Events