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DCHCC to Release Report on State of Health of DC residents

2016-07-12 Print
 

The DC Healthy Communities Collaborative will release its 2016 Community Health Needs Assessment. 10 major health institutions joined efforts to establish DC’s most urgent health and wellness needs. Four priority community needs emerged from report.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The DC Healthy Communities Collaborative (DCHCC), a unique collaboration among four DC hospitals (Children’s National Health System, Howard University Hospital, Providence Health System, and Sibley Memorial Hospital;) four community health centers (Bread for the City, Community of Hope, Mary’s Center, and Unity Health Care); and two associations (DC Hospital Association and DC Primary Care Association) will release the 2016 Community Health Needs Assessment which lays out the state of health of DC residents and the most urgent community health needs to be addressed.

After a year of intensive data collection and analysis, members of the Collaborative identified four key factors as priority community needs for residents of the District of Columbia:
• Mental Health/Behavioral Health
• Place-Based Care (Bring Care to Community)
• Care Coordination and
• Health Literacy

At a press conference to be held on July 19th, DCHCC will also discuss proposed solutions to help improve health equity and health outcomes in the Nation’s capital.

What: Release of 2016 Community Health Needs Assessment
When: Tuesday, July 19, 2016 (10 am)
Who: DC Mayor Muriel Bowser (Invited)
Fern Johnson Clarke, PhD, Sr. Deputy Director, Center for Policy, Planning, and Evaluation, DC Department of Health
Chaya Merrill, DrPH, Director, Child Health Data Lab
Children’s National Health System


Where: Barbara Jordan Conference Center - Kaiser Family Foundation
1330 G Street, NW, Washington, DC 20005
(one block west from Metro Center)


About the DC Healthy Communities Collaborative
The DC Healthy Communities Collaborative (DCHCC) is a unique collaboration among four DC hospitals (Children’s National Health System, Howard University Hospital, Providence Health System, and Sibley Memorial Hospital;) four community health centers (Bread for the City, Community of Hope, Mary’s Center, and Unity Health Care); and two associations (DC Hospital Association and DC Primary Care Association). DCHCC strives to improve community health by assessing the communities’ needs, developing and implementing a community-driven plan of action, and realizing measurable outcomes.

 
Contact Info
Lyda Vanegas
2333 Ontario Road NW, Washington DC 20009

Phone: 2024207051

Website: http://www.dchealthmatters.org