Findings & Conclusions
Identifying Health Needs
East Tennessee Children’s Hospital analyzed all of the quantitative
and qualitative data described in this CHNA and in the appendices hereafter.
While there were slight variations in the prioritization of community needs,
the identification of these needs was quite consistent among community
members and those whose primary role is to deliver health care services.
The health needs identified through the information gathering process include:
childhood obesity, mental and behavioral health, and NAS.
Selecting Priorities For Guidance with the Implementation Strategy
The purpose of an implementation plan is to identify the scope of activities
and resources required to enact quantifiable improvement in these trouble
areas. Ultimately, such plans allow for proper allocation of staff and
East Tennessee Children’s Hospital developed this implementation
strategy based on the findings of the current assessment, which included
rankings of health needs from primary and secondary data. These collaborative
efforts help key partners stay focused on critical issues working towards
healthy futures for our children.
Gathering, Tracking and Reporting Community Benefit Efforts
East Tennessee Children’s Hospital Community Benefits department
provides oversight for more than 30 reporters who gather, track and record
occurrences. These specialists utilize the tracking and reporting software
program called CBISA from Lyon Software.
See Appendix G for current resources.