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Community Health Needs Assessment

Community Health Needs Assessments (CHNA or CHA)

Mission Health uses a system of assessing and addressing health needs through a Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA), a Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) and a facility-specific implementation strategy.

Mission Hospital defines its primary service community as Buncombe and Madison Counties and commits resources to addressing these counties' identified health needs.

We partner with Buncombe County Department of Health, Madison County Department of Health and WNC Healthy Impact to conduct Community Health Needs Assessments (called a CHNA or CHA) in Buncombe and Madison County every three years to determine community health needs.

The most recent CHNAs were completed on December 3, 2012. During this process, Mission Hospital actively participated in a variety of local and regional focus group discussions with county constituents and public health experts in each county. New CHNA work is being done in 2015.

Read the executive summary documents for the results of the 2012 CHNAs conducted in Buncombe County and Madison County. Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP)

A Community Health Improvement Plan, or CHIP, is a county-focused set of strategies for health improvement. It results from a collaborative action planning process and helps encourage cross-sector collaboration. The goals, objectives, and strategies in a CHIP focus on priority health needs within the community, identified during the Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) process.How we use the CHNA to help improve the community's health

Community health needs assessment implementation strategies are facility-specific to address community health needs. Implementation strategies are based on collaborative CHNA planning. This implementation strategy document outlines plans for Mission Hospital to support specific community benefit efforts as part of a community-wide plan.

Below is a list of reports for Mission Hospital:

Below is a list of Mission Health Member Hospital Reports:

Angel Medical Center

Blue Ridge Regional Hospital


Highlands-Cashiers Hospital

The McDowell Hospital

Transylvania Regional Hospital