Ideas for Action


On May 14, 2021, Barton Health convened a group of community stakeholders (including members of the Community Health Advisory Committee [CHAC], as well as other representatives of community-based agencies and organizations) to evaluate, discuss and prioritize health issues for community, based on findings of this Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA). This exercise yielded the following health topics prioritized for action:

  1. Mental Health

  2. Substance Abuse

  3. Access to Health Care Services

  4. Infant Health/Family Planning

  5. Heart Disease/Stroke

  6. Nutrition/Physical Activity/Weight

  7. Diabetes

  8. Cancer

  9. Respiratory Disease (COVID-19)

  10. Injury/Violence

  11. Tobacco Use

  12. Potentially Disabling Conditions