Thursday, May 3, 2018

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. – Summit Health is asking community members to participate in a survey that will help identify needs and shape community health efforts over the next few years.

On May 3, Summit Health and Healthy Franklin County launched a web-based Community Health Needs Assessment to help identify strengths, gaps and opportunities to better meet local health needs.

Results from the survey, which is being conducted by researchers at NRC Health, will help guide the implementation of health-related programs and initiatives.

The CHNA is conducted every three years. Results from the survey are used to help establish priorities and goals; develop interventions and measurable outcomes; and direct community initiatives to improve the health of residents who live in the community.

“The CHNA helps us determine what our residents need in terms of health care and community resources so Summit Health and our community collaboratives can offer programs to meet those needs,” said Summit Health Vice President for Planning and Community Relations Barbara Rossini.

Healthy Franklin County was formed out of Summit Health’s 2011 CHNA to help steer the county’s collaborative approach in identifying and addressing health and community priorities. Since its creation, several collaborative task forces and coalitions have been formed to address the identified priorities.

This year’s survey has been randomly sent to community members via email and also can be accessed on the Summit Health website, The first 500 survey participants will receive a $5 Amazon gift card via email within seven days of survey completion. The survey closes May 24.

To take this year’s survey, or for detailed findings from the 2015 CHNA, click here.

Summit Health is a non-profit network of hospitals and physician practices dedicated to building a healthier community.

As Franklin County's leading healthcare provider, Summit Health offers family care, specialists, lab and imaging services, a fitness center, two walk-in care centers, and two award-winning hospitals.

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