Community Health Needs Assessment

Every three years, Habersham Medical Center, along with other healthcare partners located in the Northeast Georgia region, work together to gather critical information about the overall health of our communities. Information is collected over a three-month period through multiple survey channels and is used to create a regional Community Health Needs Assessment. This assessment is a requirement by federal law and nonprofit hospitals must share the outcomes with the public as well as develop implementation plans to address the most pressing issues presented in the report.

Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) Executive Summary
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The Full CHNA Report

Community Health Data

This interactive dashboard was created by Northeast Georgia Medical Center to display the Community Health Needs Assessment by area. The community health data provides a look into health and social factors affecting communities and includes county and zip code health indicators compared to state benchmarks when available.

Initiatives and Activities

As a result of the 2022 Community Health Needs Assessment, Habersham Medical Center will focus on the following health priorities over the next three years:

Mental and Behavioral Health

  • Substance Abuse

Access to Care

  • Maternal Child Health
  • Post Pandemic Response
  • Specialty Providers
  • Transportation

Healthy Behaviors

  • Diabetes
  • Obesity
  • Heart Disease

The 2022 – 2025 Implementation Plan that will outline how Habersham Medical will address these priorities will be posted by February 15, 2023.