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:
- Mental Health
- Heart Disease & Stroke
- Nutrition, Physical Activity/Weight
- Substance Abuse
- Access to Healthcare
- Respiratory Diseases
- Tobacco Use
- 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