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Community Health Needs Assessment

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About the Community Health Needs Assessment

Providing healthcare tailored to the needs of children and families is at the heart of Akron Children's Hospital community mission - whether we are expanding care to 90 service locations, or taking a closer look at the care offered at these locations. 

To identify and understand the needs of communities we serve, Akron Children's conducts a formal community health needs assessment every three years of children living in Columbiana, Mahoning, Medina, Portage, Richland, Stark, Summit, Trumbull and Wayne counties.  During the needs assessment process, we review epidemiologic data and compare it against two peer counties, the state, the nation, and Healthy People 2020 objectives. We also obtain input from community leaders and residents, and review community health needs assessments conducted by other organizations.

The resulting list of prioritized health needs has been collected into separate reports for the Greater Akron and Mahoning Valley regions. These reports guide our implementation strategies to address the highest priority health needs. The information in these reports also serves as a resource for other community groups to improve the health of the communities. 


Executive Summary Reports

Provides a description of the assessment process, as well as an overview of the results.

Implementation Strategy Report

Outlines how implementation teams at Akron Children's Hospital are addressing the highest needs in our community.