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Communities that Share the Same Need

A resource for communities interested in networking with others who are addressing similar issues, based on findings from their Community Health Needs Assessments.

Unless otherwise noted, all communities listed picked the related issue as a top need for the 2015-2017 period.

Ability to Get Appointments for Health Services

Ability to Retain Providers

Access to Care

Aging Services

Alcohol Use/Abuse and Binge Drinking

Attracting and Retaining Young Families

Availability and Cost of Youth Activities

Availability of Health Workforce

Physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurses, specialist, dental care, other staff

Availability of Mental Health & Substance Abuse Treatment Services

Chronic Disease Management

Cancer, dementia/Alzheimer's, diabetes, heart disease, respiratory, other chronic diseases

Cost and Adequacy of Health Insurance

Cost of Healthcare Services

Cost of Prescription Drugs

Crime and Safety

Disease Prevention

Drug Use/Abuse

Including prescription drug abuse

Emergency Services

Ambulance and 911

Inability to See Same Provider Over Time

Lack of Daycare

Marketing & Promotion of Hospital Services

Mental Health

Includes youth mental health, stress, depression, and support groups

Not Enough Affordable Housing

Not Enough Jobs with Livable Wages

Not Enough Public Transportation Options

Physical Health

Obesity/overweight, fitness, poor nutrition/eating habits


Teen Pregnancy

Tobacco Use

Traffic Safety

Speeding, road safety, and drunk/distracted driving


Domestic/sexual and child abuse/bullying/cyberbullying