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Community Health Needs Assessment

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In 2010, One Maine Health, a collaborative of EMHS, MaineHealth, and Maine General, commissioned the University of New England’s Center for Health Planning and Policy Research and the Muskie School at the University of Southern Maine to conduct a statewide Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA)

The study was conducted to identify the most important health issues in the state and by county, using a scientific method to validate health indicators and to compare results. The assessment identifies priority health issues, which will be best addressed by health providers working collaboratively.

The CHNA looks at health status, barriers to care, and other demographic and social issues affecting people and organizations throughout Maine. 

The in-depth report will also help communities make decisions about the future of healthcare and prevention in Maine by identifying problems in various regions. The CHNA identifies one of the bigger issues facing Maine as chronic disease, e.g. diabetes, heart disease, obesity, and cancer.

Results are summarized by county.


Questions about the report may be addressed to:

MaineGeneral's Implementation Plan

MaineGeneral has released an implementation plan in response to a comprehensive community health needs assessment detailing how our health care organization will address identified health care needs in our communities.

We encourage you to read the plan and contact us with questions.