Community Health Needs Assessment & Community Health Improvement Plan
Every three years, Union Hospital conducts a Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) for Cecil County in collaboration with the Cecil County Health Department and many community partners. The CHNA takes into account expertise from community leaders, public health professionals, and community members. This assessment also includes an analysis of primary and secondary data collected from local, state and national health resources.
The top health priorities that the county will address over the next three fiscal years (FY20 – FY22):
- Behavioral Health (includes Substance Use & Mental Health
- Childhood Trauma
Community Benefit Reports
Summary reports of Union Hospital’s Community Benefits per fiscal year.
Local Health Improvement Plan
The Cecil County Health Department, together with Union Hospital and other community leaders, has formed a coalition to formulate a plan and address health issues in Cecil County. The process is known as the Local Health Improvement Plan and is a mandated requirement of the State Health Improvement Process led by the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. More about this collaborative effort can be found here.
Cecil County Community Health Surveys
Health surveys are conducted by Cecil County Health Department to create a comprehensive health profile of Cecil County every 5 years. Data from these surveys are used to develop programs that address priority health problems in the community, specifically targeting educational programs and community interventions.