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    Community Health Needs Assessment

    Sutter Health has a long tradition of working to improve the health of the communities we serve through our community benefit activities and programs. These efforts are based on needs identified through a community health needs assessment, conducted once every three years, in collaboration with other health care providers, public health departments and a variety of community organizations.

    Gathering Information About Community Needs

    Community health needs assessments are a productive and meaningful way to engage the community in our strategic community benefit planning process. Sutter Health collects a wide range of information that helps inform our needs assessments, including:

    • Qualitative data, such as focus groups, interviews and telephone surveys.
    • Quantitative data, such as demographics and rates of chronic diseases.
    • Input from persons who represent the broad interests of the community, such as public health experts.
    Health needs can vary from community to community, and call attention to areas such as:
    • Chronic diseases
    • Mental health
    • Dental health
    • Prenatal care
    • Housing issues
    • Domestic violence
    • Transportation
    • Education
    Results from the community health needs assessments assist in the creation of our hospitals’ implementation strategies, also known as community benefit plans. Using this data, we are able to create and sustain impactful, focused community benefit activities and programs that meet the identified health needs in the communities we serve.

    Community Needs Assessments (CHNA) by Region and Facility

    Central Valley Region
    Memorial Hospital Los Banos
    Memorial Medical Center
    Sutter Tracy Community Hospital

    East Bay Region
    Alta Bates Summit Medical Center
    Alta Bates Medical Center - MPI Treatment
    Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Thunder Road Program
    Sutter Delta Medical Center
    Eden Medical Center

    Peninsula Coastal Region
    Mills-Peninsula Health Services
    PAMF Menlo Park Surgical Hospital
    Sutter Maternity & Surgery Center Santa Cruz

    Sacramento Sierra Region
    Sutter Amador Hospital
    Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital
    Sutter Davis Hospital
    Sutter Center for Psychiatry
    Sutter General Hospital and Sutter Memorial Hospital
    Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento
    Sutter Roseville Medical Center
    Sutter Solano Medical Center
    Sutter Surgical Hospital North Valley

    West Bay Region
    CPMC - St. Lukes
    Novato Community Hospital
    Sutter Santa Rosa Regional Hospital
    Sutter Lakeside Hospital

    Kahi Mohala Behavioral Health
    Sutter Coast Hospital