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2016 Community Health Needs Assessment

Northern Cochise Community Hospital, Inc., in partnership with Copper Queen Community Hospital, Benson Hospital, Cochise County Health & Social Services, and the Legacy Foundation, along with other community organizations has conducted a Community Health Needs Assessment. The purpose of the assessment was to identify the health and safety needs of Northeastern Cochise County residents. It will now help to inform strategic planning efforts that will be designed to improve overall health and safety. In addition, the assessment is being presented as a community resource for all organizations and individuals.

Click here to download:
Cochise County's Community Health Improvement Plan 2017-2022
the NCCH Community Health Needs Assessment.
2017 CHNA Appendix A.
2017 CHNA Appendix B.
Click here to download the Implementation Plan from 2013/14 Community Health Implementation Plan

In order to conduct the assessment, the hospital collaborated with many community organizations in the area to identify areas of concern and need relative to healthcare that affect individuals, families and the community at large.

The stakeholder group was comprised of representatives from medical, pharmacy, educational, first responders, providers for the uninsured and minority populations, mental health, county health department, aging population, county supervisors, municipal government, hospice, home health, private business, media, service organization, state prison, and the chamber of commerce organizations including representation from outlying areas. Included in the participation were individuals with over 50 years of combined experience working with chronic disease management, end of life issues, minority populations, the elderly, domestic violence, and the un/underinsured populations.

Results of the process identified:
Issues surrounding mental health, substance abuse, transportation and access to services.
The need for information about and access to healthy food choices.
The need for greater services to the elderly population.

With this information, the hospital, in partnership with other community organizations, plans to develop ongoing quality improvement initiatives. The hospital, in response to the issues and needs identified, developed an Implementation plan to address those needs.