Community Health Needs Assessment 2022

The Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) is a federally mandated process for hospitals to undertake every 3 years to gain a comprehensive understanding of the community’s health needs and assess our population’s concerns about their health and the community’s health and then adopt an implementation strategy to address the identified needs. “Section 501(r)(3)(A) requires a hospital organization to conduct a community health needs assessment (CHNA) every three years and to adopt an implementation strategy to meet the community health needs identified through the CHNA.”

Help Us Set the Priority

PLEASE HELP us prioritize our community’s identified health needs.

We just completed the 2022 Community Health Needs Assessment. View the 2022 CHNA here. 

Here are four areas that emerged as urgent for a large segment of the people surveyed. 

  1. Access to Care
  2. Personal Safety and Belonging
  3. Affordability of Care and Cost of Living
  4. Community Gathering and Connectedness



Each of these contributes to people being able to be healthy in our community. Below are just a few snapshots of the data gathered in the CHNA process. 


The St. Albans Messenger publishes a Resource Guide with helpful information about childcare, housing, financial assistance, healthcare and more.

The United Way offers a resource to help connect community members with a wide variety of services. This program is called 2-1-1 and provides a referral process through Community Resource Specialists.