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Parrish Healthcare Leads North Brevard Community Health Needs Assessment

Parrish Healthcare Leads North Brevard Community Health Needs Assessment

Parrish Medical Center | Parrish Healthcare Board of Directors, during a special meeting of the Board of Directors held on Monday, Sept. 23, approved the 2019-2021 North Brevard County Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) and recommended health needs prioritization. Parrish Healthcare engaged Professional Research Consultants (PRC), national experts, to conduct the needs assessment effort for North Brevard.

“A Community Health Needs Assessment is a systematic, data-driven approach used to study the health status, behaviors and needs of residents served by Parrish Healthcare,” said Parrish Medical Center President /CEO George Mikitarian.

“Through the Community Health Needs Assessment, Parrish Healthcare’s leadership are able to make informed decisions about resource allocation and strategic priorities to address and/or to close healthcare gaps, while fulfilling our mission, vision and values on behalf of the communities we have the honor to serve,” added Mikitarian.

A random sample of 300 north Brevard residents and 75 members of Parrish Healthcare’s Community Health Partnership participated in the needs assessment and prioritization of unmet needs process. The Community Health Partnership represents a diverse cross-section of the county’s health and human services, social services, civic and faith-based organizations, among other community stakeholders.

The following represent the top 10 priorities approved to be developed into a three-year implementation plan:

  1. Mental Health
  2. Heart Disease & Stroke
  3. Diabetes
  4. Nutrition, Physical Activity/Weight
  5. Substance Abuse
  6. Access to Healthcare
  7. Cancer
  8. Respiratory Diseases
  9. Tobacco Use
  10. Potentially Disabling Conditions

In addition to providing safe and high-quality care to the community, Parrish Medical Center also provides more than $30 million annually in community benefit investment including uncompensated and charity care.

For details and a complete copy of the North Brevard Community Health Needs Assessment, visit