The Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) process is designed to identify key health needs and assets through systematic, comprehensive data collection in target communities and serves as a health profile for the community in which VUMC patients live. The CHNA describes the significant health needs identified in collaboration with the community, as well as gaps between current and desired health status, and broad multi-sectoral perspectives on health and healthcare - with a focus on the under-served, low-income, and minority populations. VUMC serves individuals and communities across the southeast and from around the world. However, a large number of VUMC's patients live in middle Tennessee.
VUMC is responsible for conducting a CHNA for the following licensed hospital facilities:
Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital
Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital
Vanderbilt University Adult Hospital
Vanderbilt Wilson County Hospital
Vanderbilt Bedford Hospital
Vanderbilt Tullahoma-Harton Hospital
Stallworth Rehabilitation Hospital at Vanderbilt
This image provides an overview of the components to conduct the CHNA, IS, and our efforts to ultimately achieve community health improvement.