In all regions UPMC serThus, four important health needs have been identified:
Chronic disease management
Access to care and navigation resources
Community-wide prevention and healthy living
“information from CHNA Hellows we prioritize programs and services, because tthrough this process, we can understand it better the needs of our communities and develop a roadmap to direct resources to where services are most needed and where ours INFLUENCE it would be more useful. After all, our goal it’s just for him improve the health of the community,“ Mark Sevco said, President, UPMC Hospitals.
UPMC in partnership with experts from University of Pittsburgh School of Public Health to perform CHNAs. they combinedthe D public health data analysis, examination of socio-economic factors, and a structured community input survey process that solicited feedback from READY 3000 community stakeholders, including individuals and organizations representing patient groups like medically underserved, low-income, and minority populations.
“IIt is essential that we all continue to work together to ensure that efforts and resources to improve health are effective and aligned with the most pressing needs.,” Sevco said.
Through this rigorous evaluation process, UPMC identified important health needs, prioritized thoseset action plans and identify resources to address these needs. The 2022 reports are based on preliminary assessments and implementation plans developed in 2013, 2016 and 2019.
With hospitals throughout Pennsylvania, New York and Western Maryland, UPMC used a regionally focused approach to develop the 2022 CHNAs—allowing local communities to set priorities, supporting a coordinated community health strategy across the UPMC network. UPMC’s CHNA regions are:
For example, bbehavioral health was rated at the top two the most important health topics for every UPMC hospital, with COVID-19 having a significant impact on behavioral health conditions in the community.
“it’s it’s no wonder we continue to see the need for behavioral health grow in all the communities we serve. The pandemic, as well as other undercurrents in our society, has increased stress and anxiety for many people,” said Deborah Brodine. President, Western Psychiatric Hospital UPMC and UPMC SI’m bigger Sthe services. “In the last CHNA cycle, we were able to implement several new addiction treatment programs to address the opioid misuse crisis. we will bear followingEng new models of care integrated in both behavioral health and substance use disorder in this cURRENT cycleand tthese programs will continue to use technology and the ability to collaborate with physical health providers to reduce stigma. We will also strive to increase and improve access to care throughout our communities.”
Other key findings from this CHNA cycle among all UPMC regions:
oraccess to care was perceived as the UPMC issue is most likely to address and bring significant impact.
DDisparities in community health due to socioeconomic status and other nonmedical factors were widely recognized by the respondents.
“UPMC objects are located in different geographic regions and the ongoing and detailed CHNA process is a valuable opportunity for us to actively engage with community leaders, experts, and lawyers wthey have a deep knowledge of the health disparities that affect their communities,” said Tracey Conti, MD, Chair, Department of Family Medicine, UPMC and the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, which is engaged in CHNA efforts. “co-operative with our neighbors PROVIDEDs that all our patients have equal access of health care they need.”
for her remain in compliance with IRS 501(r) guidelines, all locally licensed not-for-profit hospitals are required to complete and publish a satisfactory CHNA as part of a three-year cycle process. As part of this commitment, tthat board of directors in each UPMC the hospital adopted plans to address identified needs and track related improvements. New reports document progress done since previous China three years ago and determine hospital-specific implementation plans that will address the needs identified for 2022-2025 cycle.
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