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Findings and Conclusions

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 financial resources.

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.