Help Shape the Future of Health in Monterey County!
Who We Are
Monterey County Health Needs Collaborative is a group of organizations dedicated to improving the health of the Monterey County community. The partnership includes Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula, Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare System, Mee Memorial Healthcare System, Natividad, the County of Monterey Health Department, and United Way Monterey County.
These trusted local entities have worked closely during the pandemic to provide our community with education, resources, vaccination clinics, testing, and more. Forming the Health Needs Collaborative is a way to broaden our partnership and leverage our resources to meet common health goals.
Shaping the Future of Health in Monterey County
After months of data collection and tremendous input from the community, the Monterey County Health Needs Collaborative has just released a comprehensive report on the health needs in Monterey County. We want to acknowledge and express appreciation to the more than 3,100 individuals who anonymously shared their personal health information and opinions regarding their health status and opportunities for improving population health in our community.
The Collaborative is a group of hospitals and organizations dedicated to improving the health of the region. The Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) was done with the support of the Hospital Council of Northern California and Professional Research Consultants (PRC), a recognized leader in community health research.
Not-for-profit hospitals must complete a CHNA every three years and Health Departments must do one every five years. By coming together, the hospitals, Health Department, and other community stakeholders will be able to better collaborate to prioritize and address the county’s most pressing health needs. The 2022 CHNA consists of both primary and secondary data including county level data, census data, vital statistics, online key informant surveys, customized local health surveys and other health related data. Data for many indicators are presented geographically and by sociodemographics when available.
The public now has access to the overall CHNA for Monterey County and individual hospital CHNA reports that provide a more focused assessment in primary and secondary zip codes of the hospital service areas. In the coming months, health care systems and community partners will analyze the data and create an implementation strategies based on needs and ability to leverage strengths and resources to improve health opportunities and services for individuals and for our community as a whole.
Prioritized List of Community Health Needs
2. Mental Health
3. Access to Health Care Services
4. Nutrition, Physical Activity & Weight
5. Heart Disease & Stroke
6. Substance Use
8. Infant Health & Family Planning
9. Injury & Violence
11. Potentially Disabling Conditions
We are confident by working together, individuals along with the public and private sectors, can optimize the health and wellness of all people living and working in Monterey County. Thank you for your continued engagement and commitment to the health of our community.
See an interactive view of the Monterey countywide results
For entities seeking data for grants and other needs, information can be pulled by demographics, zip code, health condition, and more. Please reach out to one of the entities below for more information.
Community Health Needs Collaborative in the News
Monterey County Weekly
Monterey County Media call
Monterey County News Briefing 10.12.2022 (YouTube)
Carmel Pine Cone