Per federal IRS regulations, not-for-profit hospitals are required to conduct community health needs assessments in three-year cycles. MaineHealth hospitals' first cycle was for fiscal years 2013-2015 (more specifically, for October 2012-September 2015).
Below, Community Health Needs Assessment reports are provided for MaineHealth network hospitals. Each report:
Provides county-level data on more than 150 health measures – such as rates for smoking, substance abuse, obesity, high blood pressure and childhood immunizations.
Summarizes conversations by diverse community stakeholders, who reviewed the data for their county and shared ideas to address pressing health needs.
Offers a detailed, three-year action plan developed by each MaineHealth hospital for improving public health in the communities we serve.
Annual progress reports about health improvement actions implemented are also provided below.