Community Health Needs Assessment
Yale New Haven Hospital is a proud sponsor of the Greater New Haven Community Index 2013 coordinated by DataHaven. The purpose of the index is to begin a story about the opportunities and challenges that face the metropolitan region where we live, work, study, and play. Understanding the current status of the community is important in order to identify priorities for future planning and funding, the existing strengths and assets on which to build upon, and areas for further collaboration across organizations, institutions, and community groups.
The Health chapter of this report is a comprehensive assessment benefiting from a local collaborative approach led by the Partnership for a Healthier New Haven — a coalition of public health, health care, government, and civic leaders, including Yale New Haven Hospital. With input from the Partnership for a Healthier New Haven and others, DataHaven and the Community Alliance for Research and Engagement (CARE) at Yale School of Public Health formed a scientific partnership to develop and simultaneously conduct the Fall 2012 DataHaven Greater New Haven Community Wellbeing Survey and CARE New Haven Health Survey, which collectively represent the largest most comprehensive surveys ever conducted in our region.
Download the Greater New Haven Community Index 2013