WMMC and Johnson County Community Health Host Town Hall Meeting to Discuss Johnson County Health Needs

WMMC and Johnson County Community Health Host Town Hall Meeting to Discuss Johnson County Health Needs

Warrensburg, MO (June 14, 2019)— Western Missouri Medical Center (WMMC) and Johnson County Community Health hosted a Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) Town Hall at the Warrensburg Community Center on Tuesday, June 11.

There was a diverse group of 31 attendees who participated in valuable, two-way conversations helping to identify strengths and weaknesses of health needs in Johnson County. Attendees viewed a presentation on results of the CHNA survey and Johnson County public health data. They then participated in an exercise determining strengths and weaknesses of health needs and our community voted on top opportunities for improvement.

Preliminary findings for areas needing improvement were mental health diagnosis, treatment and after care, homelessness and poverty, distracted driving and drunk driving, substance abuse, suicides, and affordable healthcare insurance.

The goal of this assessment update is to understand the progress in addressing community health needs cited in the 2016 CHNA report and to collect current community health perceptions. Members of the CHNA Group will hold an implementation meeting to create tactics and develop the 3-year plan based off of the information gathered through the survey, public health information and Town Hall.

For questions about CHNA, visit https://hpsa.us/services/chna/community-health-needs-assessment-chna/.

*Note: This assessment update is a follow-up to meet final IRS regulations released on January 2, 2015, requiring all 501(c) 3 hospitals to conduct a community health needs assessment and adopt an implementation strategy at least once every three years.

About Western Missouri Medical Center
Western Missouri Medical Center (WMMC) is a fully-accredited acute care county medical center located in Warrensburg, MO. WMMC prides itself in emergency care, obstetrics, orthopedic and general surgery, family healthcare, internal medicine, outpatient clinics, ambulatory care, rehabilitation services and more. Inpatient services include medical, surgical, intensive, obstetrical, orthopedic, pediatric and skilled nursing care, as well as a wide range of therapeutic and diagnostic outpatient services. This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer. Learn more at WMMC.com.

 

 

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