Community Health Needs Assessment
Providence is committed to conducting a community health needs assessment (CHNA) every three years to understand the health and health care status of DC communities. The assessment guides Providence in targeting its resources to achieve the greatest impact on community health through population health initiatives.
The most recent assessment, released in June 2016 was conducted in partnership with the DC Healthy Communities Collaborative (DCHCC): a consortium of DC hospitals and community health centers who have joined forces to reduce health disparities and increase health equity for the most vulnerable DC populations. Providence is a founding member of the DCHCC.
The DC Healthy Communities Collaborative authored the 2016 community health needs assessment to serve as an evidence-based, community-driven foundation for our community health improvement efforts. Working with our communities, we use this assessment to identify priority health needs in our city. Ultimately, addressing these needs will bring us closer to a state of health equity for all DC residents.
The DCHCC is leading the development and implementation of a response to the identified needs – the Implementation Strategy (IS) also commonly referred to as a “Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP)” – that addresses the identified priority needs.
Community Benefit Report
Providence Health System is proud to present its FY 2017 Community Benefit Report (PDF) showcasing programs such as prevention of diabetes, HIV prevention and outreach and Medical Mission at Home—a day of hope, healing and health. Through the commitment of our leaders, associates and partners, Providence provided more than $19 million in community benefit to our Washington, DC metropolitan area community. We are grateful and humbled to be of service to all, especially those who are struggling the most.