The Greater WaterburyHealth Partnership (GWHP) collaborates with clinical partners on a comprehensive Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) to evaluate the health needs of individuals living in and around Waterbury, Connecticut beginning in 2018. The GWHP partnership is comprised of Chesprocott Health District, the City of Waterbury –Department of Public Health, the Connecticut Community Foundation,Saint Mary’s Hospital, StayWell Health Center, Inc., United Way of Greater Waterbury, Waterbury Hospital, and other community partners. The purpose of the assessment isto gather information about local health needs and health behaviors. The assessment examines a variety of indicators including risky health behaviors (alcohol use, tobacco use) and chronic health conditions (diabetes, heart disease).The CHNA process enables the Greater Waterbury Health Partnership to examine community health feedback and data comparatively over three cycles, 2013, 2016 and 2019. The findings from the assessment are deployed by the partnership to prioritize public health issues and develop a unified community health implementation plan focused on meeting community needs.
The Greater Waterbury Health Partnership is a non-profit organization that aims to provide access to quality, culturally sensitive, and evidence-based health information to Greater Waterbury residents and organizations, and to coordinate local healthcare services to improve overall community health. Our mission is based on community collaboration as a critical element to meet the needs of our diverse communities and is supported by data. Healthy communities lead to lower health care costs, robust community partnerships that reinvest in community health initiatives and an overall enhanced quality of life. This Community Health Needs Assessment serves as a compilation of the findings of each health indicator. This document is a companion to the 2019 Community Well-Being Profile, which is an executive summary of this more detailed report.