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.