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Community Health Needs Assessment and Implementation Strategy

McHenry County

The “health” of a community extends far beyond the traditional view focused on select health measures and availability of medical resources. Rather, a healthy community encompasses a broad range of community characteristics that define the ingredients of a healthy place to live. With this vision in mind, a Community Health Needs Assessment is conducted with the intent to understand and address the county’s most pressing needs, involving partners from diverse organizations, in order to improve the health of County residents.

 A thorough understanding of the County’s health was measured using multiple assessments – each from a different perspective including residents, populations in need of services, community leaders and descriptors using secondary data sources. Through the assessments, knowledge was gained about the current health status of county residents, demographic trends, social and economic indicators, health behaviors and utilization of health services. The assessments also attempted to understand the perceptions of community strengths and weaknesses as well as answer questions about the health and human services delivery system, unmet needs, gaps and barriers to care.

 In 2016, Centegra Health System, partnered with the McHenry County Department of Health, other area hospitals and community organizations to conduct the 2017 Community Health Needs Assessment. The most recent assessment was adopted by Centegra Health System and its hospitals – Centegra Hospital-McHenry, Centegra Hospital-Huntley and Centegra Hospital-Woodstock – when it was shared with the public on January 10, 2017 and can be found below. To obtain a copy of Centegra’s Community Health Needs Assessment, please call (815) 788-5849. 

Assessment Downloads

2017 Community Health Needs Assessment and Implementation Strategy

2014 Community Health Needs Assessment

2010 Community Health Needs Assessment
2006 Community Health Needs Assessment

Centegra Health System conducted the study in partnership with other area organizations.

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