Community Health Needs Assessment

Monterey County Health Needs Collaborative

The newly formed Monterey County Health Needs Collaborative is a partnership between Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula, Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare System, Mee Memorial Healthcare System, Natividad, the Monterey County Health Department, and United Way Monterey County. The Collaborative was formed to more effectively identify, address, and improve the health and well-being of the local community.

The 2022 Community Health Needs Assessment is expected to be released shortly. Please check back to review results.

Community Health Needs Assessment

Review the 2019 Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA), which Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula commissioned to see how we and other organizations can best serve the health of our region. This assessment is conducted every three years to help us learn about the health, behaviors, and needs of the community.

Goals the CHNA supports

Area residents like you benefit from our use of the assessment as a tool to work toward three goals:

  • Improve health, lifespan, and quality of life: In a healthy community, you not only have little physical and mental illness. You also enjoy a high quality of life.
  • Reduce health disparities: By gathering data on demographics, health status, and behavior, we can identify populations most at risk for diseases and injuries. Our community can then plan ways to combat socioeconomic barriers to health and wellness.
  • Increase access to preventive services: More-accessible preventive services will support the first goal, as well as lower costs of caring for late-stage diseases resulting from a lack of preventive care.

Our research partner

Professional Research Consultants, Inc. (PRC) conducted this assessment for Community Hospital. PRC is a nationally recognized healthcare consulting firm with experience conducting CHNAs across the United States since 1994.

Read the report

View at-a-glance health data for the populations Community Hospital serves. For details, download the full 2019 Community Health Needs Assessment [PDF].