Community Health Needs Assessment

MaineHealth is committed to the vision of “working together so our communities are the healthiest in America.” Our newly released reports on community health are helping us get there. Findings from the reports are helping MaineHealth and our hospital members better understand health needs and opportunities, so that we can provide the very best care in the communities we serve.

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 member and affiliate 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 member for improving public health in the communities we serve.

Annual progress reports about health improvement actions implemented are also provided below.

Franklin Memorial Hospital and Franklin County

LincolnHealth and Lincoln County

MaineGeneral Health

Maine Medical Center and Cumberland County

Memorial Hospital and Carroll County (New Hampshire)

Mid Coast Hospital

Pen Bay Medical Center and Knox County

Southern Maine Health Care and York County

Spring Harbor Hospital/Maine Behavioral Healthcare and Cumberland County

Stephens Memorial Hospital and Oxford County

St. Mary's Regional Medical Center

Waldo County General Hospital and Waldo County


How can I make comments?

Provide feedback on the 2016-2018 Community Health Needs Assessment.
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Join local hospitals and organizations to share and discuss health data for your county. The purpose of these forums is to present key findings from the Maine Shared Community Health Needs Assessment, learn from community members about what is important to them, and begin to identify community health priorities for our communities. Find a Forum

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