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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 is demonstrated through the deliberate planning of community benefit activities in accordance with the Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP).

Sibley Memorial Hospital – in a partnership with the DC Health Matters Collaborative (formerly the DC Healthy Communities Collaborative) – is proud to release our 2019 Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA). The DC Health Matters Collaborative is a coalition of hospitals and federally qualified health centers (FQHCs) that combine efforts and resources to assess and address community needs. This work is undertaken in partnership, is data-driven, and engages the community. The ultimate pursuit is an equitable and sustainable state of health for District of Columbia residents.

View the 2019 CHNA report

The 2019 CHNA is also posted on the DC Health Matters website: www.dchealthmatters.org. DC Health Matters provides a convenient resource for online access to community health indicators and related resources that impact the health of DC communities. You will find up-to-date demographic, health and social determinants data; hundreds of maps, tables and figures; and, promising practices on this site.

Thank you to the hundreds of DC community stakeholders for your thoughtful input and engagement in the 2019 CHNA. The DC Health Matters Collaborative will continue to work with community partners to develop a Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) that responds to the CHNA findings. The CHIP will be released in November 2019. Please join us in this journey by visiting DC Health Matters and clicking on the “Stay Connected” button.

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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