Community Health Needs Assessment
As a health care leader in Texas, Baylor Scott & White Health continues its legacy of commitment to improving the health of the communities it serves through its attentiveness to understanding their needs and addressing them with a wide range of outreach initiatives.
Baylor Scott & White’s commitment also satisfies federal requirements outlined in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Baylor Scott & White undertook an examination of public health indicators and conducted a benchmark analysis comparing communities served by Baylor Scott & White to an overall state of Texas value to determine the needs of the communities served by the organization.
Interviews and focus groups with key organizations and leaders in the community were held to gain broad input on the health of each community. A ZIP code analysis of demographics, Community Needs Index and other health data improved the understanding of community needs and assisted in the development of Implementation Plans (Plans) designed to address the identified needs of the communities served.