Understanding the current health 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.
Millinocket Regional Hospital, as part of the Maine Shared Health Needs Assessment Planning Process Collaborative, recently completed its community health needs assessment process. This assessment is completed every two years. Using this data, MRH has developed a comprehensive Strategic Plan to address the major unmet health needs in the Katahdin Region.
As part of a larger goal of measurably improving the health and wellbeing of its residents, Maine’s four largest health-care systems: Central Maine HealthCare, Eastern Maine Healthcare Systems (EMHS), MaineGeneral Health, and MaineHealth – as well as the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention led a process to assess the health needs of residents across the entire state of Maine.
To learn more about our community’s needs and how we plan to address them, review our full assessment and plan.
Historical reference: Maine Shared Community Health Needs Assessment 2016