Community Health Needs Assessment
The Affordable Care Act invites healthcare organizations to make a direct
and specific contribution to improving public health by conducting a triennial
community health needs assessment, and building a plan to meet local community
health needs. The Affordable Care Act also requires healthcare organizations
to complete and report certain specific financial information relating
to the charity programs which serve the community. Saint Francis is pleased
to participate in this process and to be an essential contributor to community
health in the city of Wilmington, across New Castle County and throughout
the state of Delaware.
Saint Francis Community Health Needs Assessment
In keeping with the mission of Saint Francis Healthcare to be a transforming,
healing presence, and the standards established by Trinity Health for
the process of studying community health needs, Saint Francis has spent
the last year in methodically engaging with community partners and healthcare
leaders to better understand the role our organization can play in improving
community health. This process has included a careful review of demographic
information and health statistics available from the state of Delaware,
and other local and federal sources.
2016 Community Health Needs Assessment
Delaware Health Tracker
In particular, the Delaware Health Tracker has been a reliable source for data.