Understanding our region's health care needs is an important step in furthering our mission. One important way Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) assesses our communities' needs is through the Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA), a project managed by LVHN's Department of Community Health. CHNA examines the factors that impact the health and wellness of all the people living in the counties we serve and is completed every three years.

LVHN’s CHNA reports include a Health Profile, a report that looks at all factors that go into making people in a particular area healthy. This includes social and environmental factors like employment, education, and air quality; individual behaviors, such as smoking and healthy eating; and the quality and availability of health care in their area.

Health Profiles are then used to prioritize the pressing health needs in the communities we serve and develop an Implementation Plan that outlines our proposed efforts to address the prioritized needs, being responsive to the unique characteristics of the different counties and neighborhoods we serve.

While LVHN is committed to your health and wellness, we also know that every member of our community plays a role in helping to shape a better tomorrow. We hope the information in these reports encourages you to join in our quest to make the communities we live in better, healthier places to live.

Should you wish to participate in a tactic identified in the LVHN CHNA implementation plans, please contact:

Samantha A. Shaak
Director of Community Innovation & Evaluation
Department of Community Health
Samantha_A.Shaak@lvhn.org
484-862-3563

2019 Community Health Needs Assessment Process Overview

2019 Community Health Needs Assessment Implementation Plan