LA GRANDE – In September, Grande Ronde Hospital’s (GRH) Community Benefit Subcommittee will begin to survey Union County residents via the U.S. mail as part of our community health needs assessment process. The goal of this process is to improve overall health and well being of our community by identifying areas that need work.
In developing the confidential and anonymous survey, the Subcommittee worked closely with the our local public health entity, the Center for Human Development; as well as more than 20 other community members representing other health and public welfare agencies, local government, education, private entities and more.
Over the next two months, hundreds of Union County residents will be randomly selected to receive these confidential and anonymous surveys in the mail. The survey asks questions about general health, risk and protective health factors, and access to health care. Those who are randomly selected to receive these are urged to complete and return the survey to create a snapshot of the health of Union County residents.
Survey results will help in planning and addressing real health concerns within our community. The compilation of results will guide GRH, our local public health department and other agencies in collaborative efforts over the next several years. The report will be used by the Subcommittee to prioritize needs as we create the community benefit plan. A final community health needs assessment report will be published in 2019 and made available to the public by direct mail and on our public website.
If you have any questions about the survey, the community health needs assessment, or would like to review the previous health needs assessment and annual reports, please visit the community benefit section or contact Wendy Roberts, GRH Community Benefits Officer at 541-963-1469.