Community Health Needs Assessment

Community Health Needs Assessment

McLaren Greater Lansing has been participating in a collaborative to assess the community’s health needs and prioritize health issues. The Healthy! Capital Counties project began as a partnership between the four hospital systems and the three local health departments serving Ingham, Eaton, and Clinton counties in December of 2010. The 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act requires non-profit hospitals to conduct or participate in a “community health needs assessment”, partner with public health and the community, and to develop an action plan to address health needs identified in the assessment.

The public health departments, while accredited at the state level in Michigan, must conduct a high-quality Community Health Assessment and Community Health Improvement Plan as a prerequisites to apply for voluntary national accreditation through the Public Health Accreditation Board. Building on a regional history of cross hospital system and cross-health department collaboration, the entities decided to partner collaboratively on this project to conserve and enhance the local capacity to do this work.

Hospital partners include:

  • McLaren Greater Lansing
  • Eaton Rapids Medical Center
  • Hayes Green Beach Memorial Hospital
  • Sparrow Health System

Health Department partners include:

  • Barry-Eaton District Health Department
  • Ingham County Health Department
  • Mid-Michigan District Health Department

The most recent Community Health Needs Assessment can be found at: http://www.healthycapitalcounties.org/