Community Health Needs Assessment
Appalachian Regional Healthcare conducted a Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) in each of its 11 hospital communities during 2015-2016. Results from community surveys and focus groups are being reported along with health information collected from reputable national, state, and local data sources, along with implementation plans for addressing the identified issues, and outcomes from the CHNA process and implementation from 2012. All of the information in these reports provides valuable information that will be used in the future for planning purposes, service improvements and community outreach. It is ARH’s hope that this assessment will help our facilities, in partnership with our communities, to identify respective health concerns, measure the impact of current public health efforts and guide the appropriate use of local resources. We also hope that together, we can improve the health and well-being of the residents of Eastern Kentucky and Southern West Virginia.