The health of an individual is much more than going to the doctor or hospital. The conditions of the environment where individuals live, work, and play all impact health. Education, crime, community setting, economics, for example, all ultimately impact the health of the community. To address this today, hospitals are responsible for evaluating the communities that they serve and every not for profit hospital in the United States is required by the state and federal government to prepare a Community Health Needs Assessment. This allows the hospital to get outside of its four walls and into the community, providing a holistic evaluation of the community served by the hospital.
Join Kris Kington Barker as she speaks with Patty Herrera, Manager of Community Health for Dignity Health Northern Central Coast Service Area and Amanda Tamburro, M.P.H., Principal at Tamburro Consulting Group as they discuss the results of the 2019 Dignity Health Community Health Needs Assessments for the Northern Central Coast.
Broadcast date: 8/1/19
Central Coast Voices is sponsored by ACTION for Healthy Communities in collaboration with KCBX and made possible through underwriting by Joan Gellert-Sargen.