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St. Luke’s to hold State of the Community 2022 Community Health Needs Assessment meetings

St. Luke’s University Health Network recently completed its triennial Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) and will present its findings in a series of public presentations.

The community is encouraged to attend the sessions and participate in the discussions.

As part of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, nonprofit hospitals are required to conduct a CHNA every three years to maintain tax-exempt status under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. The goal of the assessment is to identify critical health disparities faced by populations within St. Luke’s service areas. The assessments state health priorities unveiled by community stakeholders, hospital professionals and public health experts.

Additionally, regional implementation plans will be crafted to build collaborative partnerships to determine the allocation of resources to address the specified health needs.

St. Luke’s will be presenting the CHNA community meetings at the following dates and times (this event is free however registration is required):

“Thank you for being a part of our 2022 Community Health Needs Assessment process since 2013,” said St. Luke’s Vice President Community Health Rajika Reed, Ph.D., MPH, M.Ed. “We are so pleased that we had over 11,500 respondents complete our survey, so your voices were heard. This provided valuable data that we are looking forward to sharing with you. Please join us to learn more about your communities.”

To view their previous CHNA reports, click here.

Anyone with questions regarding any of these reports, contact the Department of Community Health at 484-526-2100.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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