New Jersey Health Initiatives - A Better State of Health
A Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Program
Partnering to conduct the community needs assessment required by the Affordable Care Act.
2011
United Way of Greater Mercer County
Closed
Partnering to conduct the community needs assessment required by the Affordable Care Act.
United Way of Greater Mercer County
2011
Closed
Grant Award Amount
$249,710

Greater Mercer Public Health Partnership, led by United Way of Greater Mercer County, has coordinated a diverse group of hospitals and health departments as project partners to assess the healthcare needs of greater Mercer residents. In the process they will address recent changes to the local health care landscape, including the relocation of two area hospitals, and improve organization and delivery of services regarding community needs and health risks. The needs assessment will collect quantitative and qualitative data about health needs, resources and assets, and will engage the community through interviews, surveys, focus groups and community forums. All phases of the process will be evaluated. At the end of the assessment a regional health improvement plan will be created and widely distributed. It will seek to promote healthcare solutions and reduce duplicative efforts through coordination and collaboration. The partners will use the plan’s findings to guide the design and delivery of health services in the region.

Project
Greater Mercer Public Health Partnership
Topics
Counties Served