Community Health Needs Assessment

Understanding the current health status of the community is important in order to identify priorities for future planning and funding, the existing strengths and assets on which to build upon, and areas for further collaboration across organizations, institutions, and community groups. The Health Impact Collaborative of Greater Westerly – a coalition of hospitals, departments of public health, federally qualified health centers, and numerous community and non-profit organizations serving the Greater Westerly area – led a process to assess the health needs of the community, as part of a larger goal of measurably improving the health and well-being of its residents.

Westerly Hospital, as part of the Rhode Island Hospital Association, recently completed its 2019 community health needs assessment process. This included the development of a comprehensive Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) to address the major unmet needs in the region in collaboration with the Health Impact Collaborative of Greater Westerly.  

2019 Community Health Needs Assessment and CHIP

2016 Community Health Needs Assessment and CHIP