Community Health Needs Assessment
Conway Regional has always been committed to the health of our community. More than just providing healthcare services to those that are sick, we want to help our community live healthy lives.
During 2014 and 2015, Conway Regional Health System identified unmet community health needs for Faulkner County, by conducting a Community Health Needs Assessment in collaboration with a number of community and health organizations throughout the process to ensure we included persons with broad knowledge of the community. The determination of community health needs took into account community demographics, socioeconomic factors and health service utilization trends. Further, it incorporated input from community coalitions, focus groups, surveys and a community summit.
Conway Regional will utilize the assessment as a guide, over the next three years (2015-2017), for providing programs and resources to address identified community health needs in support of the community and our mission. Community benefit programming at Conway Regional will continue to work in ways that are collaborative with the community and strive to improve the overall health.
Conway Regional acknowledges the importance of all identified health needs from the assessment. Because of the number of needs, Conway Regional cannot address all of them alone. We welcome community organizations, individuals and businesses to help improve the health of our community by joining with us to improve the health of Faulkner County.
During the Summit, participants brainstormed the 11 needs to come up with ideas of ways to address them. Their ideas are included in the Report to the Community.
Impacting the health of Faulkner County is the responsibility of the entire community. We are excited to see what changes can happen with everyone working together.