Under the direction of the Granville Vance District Health Department (GVDHD), a comprehensive Community Health Needs Assessment has been devised for the two counties in the Health Department’s district, which includes Granville and Vance Counties. The CHNA serves as a reference for selection of strategic issues for Maria Parham Health.
It is the goal of the CHNA to describe the health status of the population, identify areas for health improvement and, determine factors that contribute to health issues, and identify assets and resources that can be mobilized to address public health improvement. This assessment will be updated and revised periodically, thus providing communities with up-to-date data to evaluate progress made towards identified health priorities, and for the selection of new ones.
To request a copy by mail of the CHNA Report, please contact the Maria Parham Health Marketing & Communications Department at (252) 436-1408.
What is a Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA)?
As a hospital, we are guided by a fundamental goal to improve the health of the communities we serve. The Community Health Needs Assessment, which we will conduct every 3 years, establishes in clear terms the unique needs of our community, ensures we have the information we need to work towards those goals, and provides an opportunity to improve coordination between hospital community benefits and other community health initiatives. Below, we make available our Community Health Needs Assessment for review.