The South Jersey Health Partnership, consisting of hospitals, health systems, and health departments within Burlington, Camden, and Gloucester counties came together to undertake a comprehensive regional community health needs assessment (CHNA). The South Jersey Health Partnership included the following partners: Cooper University Health Care, Jefferson Health, Lourdes Health System, Virtua Health, and the Health Departments of Burlington, Camden, and Gloucester counties. The CHNA employed a mixed-methods iterative strategy of data collection that combined quantitative and qualitative analysis of primary data collected from community members and stakeholders, with quantitative analysis of secondary data. The two fundamentals to the approach are rigorous data analysis and community voice. To that end, a variety of methods and tools were used to analyze the data collected both from community members and other sources we identified through consultation with trusted community partners in each county.
The 2019 CHNA builds upon the hospitals’ 2016 and 2013 CHNAs and subsequent Community Health Improvement Plans and was conducted in a timeline to comply with requirements set forth in the Affordable Care Act, as well as to further the hospitals’ commitment to community health and population health management. The findings will be used to guide community benefit initiatives and engage partners to address identified health needs.
Below is the final report. For more information, please contact Amanda Kimmel, Corporate Director of Clinical Integration at Jefferson Health in New Jersey, at Amanda.Kimmel@jefferson.edu.