Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) Implementation Plan 2017-2019

CHNA Priority #1—Obesity

  • Promote healthy vending machines in communities, schools (including concession stands), and workplaces
  • St. Francis Memorial Hospital will work with Chamber of Commerce to establish West Point as a site for the Bountiful Basket program
  • SFMH will have a healthy cooking demonstration at least four times per year for employees and explore offering it to community
  • SFMH health coaches and registered dietician will provide nutritional counseling and healthy eating habits for our patients, staff and local students

CHNA Priority #2—Access to Care

  • SFMH will collaborate with Northern Nebraska Area Health Education Center (AHEC) to familiarize youth about careers in; Medicine (primary care), Psychiatry/mental or behavioral health, and Public Health
  • SFMH will continue to have job shadowing available to individuals interested in healthcare
  • SFMH will provide clinical rotations for mental health APRNs through our Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
  • SFMH will continue active involvement with the Northeast Nebraska Behavioral Health Network
  • Enhance public knowledge of resources available within the community for mental health

CHNA Priority #3—Cancer Prevention and Screening

  • SFMH will provide on-site preventative screening at a reduced cost to the community and area businesses through Business Health
  • SFMH will provide free skin checks for employees as well as the community.
  • SFMH will remind individuals in our service area of the need for colonoscopies, mammography’s, etc. via letters or phone calls.
  • Increase cervical cancer screen (Pap test) for women between the ages of 21 to 65
  • Continue radon screening program on fee-for-kit basis

CHNA Priority #4—Standard Motor Vehicular Safety

  • SFMH will provide 3 child safety seat checks in our service area per year
  • SFMH to support high schools in promoting safe driving programs
  • SFMH will collaborate with Nebraska State Patrol to host selective enforcement checks. This practice limits drunk-driving