Ideas for Action


On August 19, 2016, Morton Plant North Bay Hospital convened a meeting of 30 hospital representatives and community stakeholders (representing a cross section of community-based agencies and organizations) to evaluate, discuss and prioritize health needs for the hospital’s service area, based on findings of this Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA). This exercise prioritized the following health needs:

  1. Diabetes

  2. Mental Health

  3. Access to Healthcare Services

  4. Heart Disease & Stroke

  5. Substance Abuse

  6. Tobacco Use

  7. Nutrition, Physical Activity & Weight

  8. Respiratory Diseases

  9. Cancer

  10. Infant Health & Family Planning

  11. Injury & Violence

  12. Oral Health

  13. Potentially Disabling Conditions

  14. Chronic Kidney Disease