Published on March 13, 2019

Community Hospital conducts community health needs assessment survey

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MONTEREY, Calif. — Over the next several days, residents of Monterey County will have the opportunity to help Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula assess the health of the area.

Professional Research Consultants (PRC) was hired by Community Hospital to conduct a community health needs assessment, which is done every three years. The aim is to gather comprehensive information about the health of Monterey County so that the hospital, other area healthcare providers, government partners, and other non-profit organizations can work to make improvements.

PRC will conduct a telephone survey of randomly selected residents this week. Responses to the survey will be strictly confidential. The complete telephone survey lasts approximately 20-25 minutes. The goal is to complete 1,000 surveys.

Community Hospital hopes residents will take an active role. “We look forward to having as many community members participate as possible,” said Cynthia Peck, vice president, Community Hospital. “This is their opportunity to give us the information we need to better address the unmet health needs in our area.”

In addition to the telephone survey, a survey will be given to 300 area leaders who have special knowledge of health-related issues in Monterey County. This information will be combined with the residents’ phone survey data and data from Monterey County’s Department of Health to create a comprehensive look at the health status of the Monterey Peninsula and the entire county. The information is used to develop an action plan for addressing the top health needs in the area. A full report on the findings and the actions will be released to the public in the fall of 2019.

For more information about the community health needs assessment project, results from the 2016 survey, and more, visit