Maine Shared CHNA Community Engagement 2021





United States

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The Maine Shared Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) has been conducting collaborative statewide needs assessments since 2007. The collaboration consists of a public/private partnership among the four largest health systems in Maine – Central Maine Healthcare (CMHC), MaineGeneral Health (MGH), MaineHealth (MH), Northern Light Health (NLH), and the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention (Maine CDC), which is part of the Maine Department of Health and Human Services.

Every three years, the partners conduct a coordinated statewide needs assessment 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 a wide variety of organizations.

JSI has been contracted to facilitate community forums in each of Maine's 16 counties; to support locally organized community engagement events; and collect and analyze qualitative data on community health priorities.

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We strive to build lasting relationships to produce better health outcomes for all.