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Together, we want to build a better community, and it is our mission to help you be well, get well, and stay well. We continue our long tradition of bringing life-changing resources to communities we serve, meeting people where they live and work with empowering programs like our mobile farmers market and pediatric mobile health services, free cancer screenings, and health education.
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The South Jersey Health Collaborative, consisting of hospitals, health systems, and health departments within Burlington, Camden, and Gloucester counties, came together to undertake a comprehensive regional community health needs assessment (CHNA).
The South Jersey Health Collaborative partners have worked together since 2013 to create a collective CHNA for the region, as rigorous and inclusive process conducted every three years, in accordance with the with the Affordable Care Act. This collective action has generated robust, shared regional data and Community Health Improvement Plans for collective action to further the hospitals’ commitment to community health and population health management.
This 2022 CHNA builds upon Virtua Health’s 2013, 2016 and 2019 collaborative regional reports in accordance with the timelines and requirements set out in the Affordable Care Act. A wide variety of methods and tools were used to analyze the data collected both from community members and other sources throughout the region, leveraging socially distanced in person conversations, video conferencing, phone calls and survey tools. The findings gathered through this collaborative, inclusive process will be used to guide community benefit initiatives at Virtua Health and will engage the South Jersey Health Collaborative agencies and other community partners to address Virtua Health’s identified needs.
View the 2022 Community Health Needs Assessment.
Past CHNA Reports:
The CHNA revealed the communities’ key issues and areas of opportunity. The assessment contributes supporting data and enables Virtua Health to take an in-depth look at its greater community and to develop innovative and evidence based implementation strategies. Significant results from the CNHA are integrated into the process of prioritization of health needs and the development of a health system implementation plan.
Based on community needs, four areas have been identified as critical community needs and are addressed in this implementation plan: behavioral health and substance abuse, accessing care, communications and relationships, and obesity.
We offer free classes to share information about disease prevention along with providing assistance to support groups. In addition to offering clinical training for local nurses, paramedics and physicians, Virtua also has classes for the community including pediatric and adult CPR. Check our event calendar or call 1-888-VIRTUA-3 (1-888-847-8823).
Virtua plays a key role in numerous activities to benefit the residents of the communities it serves above and beyond the normal day-to-day healthcare operations.
To inquire about Virtua’s community outreach programs, from speakers to events, please fill out your information on Virtua Request for Community Event form. Requests must be submitted at least 90 days prior to event.
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