The MetroHealth System Releases Results of Community Health Needs Assessment
Study identifies Cuyahoga County’s most pressing health-related needs
The MetroHealth System released the results of its Community Health Needs Assessment, a study launched to better understand the health-related needs of Cuyahoga County residents. Based on the results of the study, MetroHealth has committed to focus on five priorities for its community engagement activities. Those areas are:
- Infant mortality
- The opioid epidemic
- Racial and ethnic disparities in chronic disease outcomes for patients
- Community building in the Clark-Fulton neighborhood
- Addressing community trauma in East Side neighborhoods
Working with the Center for Community Solutions, MetroHealth examined data on factors that influence health, overall health outcomes and unmet needs of the community. Conduent Healthy Communities Institute provided additional guidance and feedback.
The Community Engagement Committee of the MetroHealth Board of Trustees commissioned the study and led the effort to identify Cuyahoga County’s most pressing needs. Though MetroHealth already has several programs in place to address some of these needs, the study confirms those needs and points to others. MetroHealth plans to develop specific strategies to address the priorities and identify metrics to measure results.
To view the Community Health Needs Assessment, click here.
Founded in 1837, MetroHealth is leading the way to a healthier you and a healthier community through service, teaching, discovery, and teamwork. Cuyahoga County’s public, safety-net hospital system, MetroHealth meets people where they are, providing care through four hospitals, four emergency departments, and more than 20 health centers and 40 additional sites. Each day, our 8,000 employees focus on providing our community with equitable health care–through patient-focused research, access to care, and support services–that seeks to eradicate health disparities rooted in systematic barriers. For more information, visit metrohealth.org.