Thursday, September 3, 2015

Maine CDC seeks feedback

According to the Institute of Medicine, one of the core functions of public health is assessment: the systematic collection, assembly, analysis and sharing of information on the health of the community. As such, Maine CDC provides a great deal of data on its website. We are working to improve the organization, accessibility and usability of that data and seek your feedback. Please follow this link to access an outline survey by September 15 to assist us:

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Shared health needs assessment & planning

The Maine Shared Health Needs Assessment & Planning Process (SHNAPP) Project - a collaborative of Central Maine Healthcare, Eastern Maine Healthcare System, MaineGeneral Health, MaineHealth and the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention - works to improve the health status of Maine residents and track results.
The goal is to create a framework and approach for a Shared Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) that can:
  • Address community benefit reporting needs of hospitals,
  • Support state and local public health accreditation efforts, and
  • Provide valuable population health assessment data for various organizations concerned with the health of Maine’s communities and citizens.

SHNAPP has DRAFT Shared CHNA reports that are available now for review and input.  Drafts of the State report and the Kennebec County report can be downloaded and comments submitted to us from this site.  We appreciate all of your feedback.