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Community Health Needs Assessment

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About the Community Health Needs Assessment

To identify and understand the needs of communities we serve, Akron Children's conducts a formal community health needs assessment (CHNA) every three years of children living within our footprint. Our process involves collecting and analyzing extensive data on children’s health and well-being from public sources, and combining this with the unique perspectives of community leaders, professionals who work closely with families, and parents and caregivers. 

The resulting list of prioritized health needs is presented in two reports for each of our two hospital facilities, located in Akron and the Mahoning Valley. These reports guide the development of 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 children and families they serve. 

2020-2022 Community Health Priorities

Mental & behavioral health services as well as ACEs comprise a common priority. ACEs are types of abuse (verbal, sexual, physical), neglect (emotional, physical, educational) & other potentially traumatic experiences that happen to those under age 18. READ MORE

More than 1-in-7 children in the region have been diagnosed with asthma. Common triggers include: dust, pets, mold, cigarettes, poor air quality, illness, exercise and stress.  READ MORE

In Ohio, more than 7 babies per 1,000 live births die before their first birthday, making Ohio's infant mortality rate the 8th highest in the country.  READ MORE

Community Health Needs Assessment Reports

Provides a description of the assessment process, as well as a data review and overview of the results. The summary and data index are combined beginning with the 2022 report. 

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 working across hospital disciplines and collaborating with community partners to address priority needs from the CHNA.

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