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Community Health Needs Assessment

Our hospital uses the Community Health Improvement Guiding Principles proposed by the Johns Hopkins Medicine Community Benefits Advisory Council to help guide our collective commitment and efforts. They are as follows:

  • Partnering with those community leaders and community-based organizations that serve as stewards to guide and educate JHM to best serve the needs of each population
  • Integrating the interests, assets and expertise of our health system, academic institutions and the community to reach mutually agreed-upon outcomes
  • Developing transparent, coherent approaches to plan, implement, evaluate and disseminate sustainable health improvement programs and policy interventions

In fiscal year 2016, in conjunction with the D.C. Healthy Community Collaborative, our hospital conducted an extensive community health needs assessment (CHNA) to identify the most important health issues in our community.

As a result, we identified the following health priorities:

  • Mental Health
  • Care Coordination
  • Health Literacy
  • Place Based Care

Our hospital’s commitment to improving the health and well-being of our community will be demonstrated through the deliberate planning of community benefit activities in accordance with the Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) which will be posted in Fall 2016.

View the Sibley Memorial Hospital 2016 Community Health Needs Assessment. The 2016 report's appendices are available as a separate document.

The 2013 CHNA report is also available for download.

Community Health Improvement Plan

Our hospital completed an implementation plan that was adopted by the hospital Board of Trustees in fiscal year 2013. The implementation plan connects the hospital, community partners, clinicians and other resources with identified health needs. Our hospital aligns health priorities with the areas of greatest identified need and considers where the hospital’s resources will generate the greatest impact.

View the DC Healthy Communities Collaborative 2017 – 2019 Community Health Improvement Plan.

Community Benefits

Community benefit initiatives and programs at our hospital address local community health needs as identified by our community health needs assessment. Community benefits include the following:

  • Community health services
  • Health professional education
  • Mission driven health services
  • Research
  • Financial contributions
  • Community building activities
  • Charity care