Beverly Hospital Needs Assessment Community Dissemination

Dates: 2010

State: Massachusetts

Client(s): Beverly Hospital

Services: Health Care & Public Health Planning, Applied Research & Evaluation

Technical Expertise: State and Local Public Health

As a follow-up to a comprehensive community health needs assessment that JSI conducted in 2008 and 2009, JSI was contracted to disseminate findings from its needs assessment to city and town administrators and to other community stakeholders. The overall goal of this project was to develop and foster productive partnerships between Beverly Hospital, municipalities in the Hospital's catchment area, and other community organizations in order to address the most pressing community health needs identified in the study. JSI staff facilitated a series of community meetings/forums and developed reports summarizing the assessment's findings, specifically for a number of the area's largest cities and towns.