Baptist Health Hardin and a committee of community leaders invite citizens across a 10-county region to complete a seven-minute Community Health Needs Assessment survey.
Sara Jo Best, Lincoln Trail District Health Department
Kelli Bush, Elizabethtown Independent Schools
Summer Cruse, Baptist Health Hardin
Marilyn Ford, WesBanco, Inc.
Joe Fowler, United Way of Central Kentucky
Dr. Paul Gerard, BHMG Family Medicine
Dr. John Godfrey, Baptist Health Hardin
Dennis Johnson, Baptist Health Hardin
Rhonda Joyce, Baptist Health Hardin
Stephaine Lamar, Baptist Health Hardin
Tim Marcum, Baptist Health
Dr. Wesley Moore, BHMG Family Medicine
Terrie Morgan Hardin County Schools
Michael Muscarella, Baptist Health Paducah
Cindy Norfleet, Communicare
Katie Sandidge, Baptist Health Hardin
Tracy Schiller, Elizabethtown Police Department
Judge Kimberly Shumate, Hardin County Justice Center
Jamie Sizemore, Feeding America
Tracee Troutt, Baptist Health Hardin
Dr. Andrea Watson, BHMG Family Medicine
Jeff Wilson, Severns Valley Baptist Church
Sharon Wright, Baptist Health Hardin
Who should complete the Community Health Needs Assessment Survey?
All residents in Hardin, LaRue, Meade, Breckinridge, Grayson, Nelson, Hart, Bullitt, Green and Taylor are encouraged to complete the anonymous, online Community Health Needs Assessment Survey. The survey is available through Friday, June 25 on hmh.net or by accessing the attached QR Code.
Why is the Community Health Needs Assessment Survey important?
- The results will help Baptist Health Hardin engage and serve the community, meet its mission, and provide healthcare-related resources to local governments, organizations and nonprofits.
- Findings create a baseline of regional health needs
- The assessment, completed every three years, will help leaders work to improve Central Kentucky’s health. The findings will be shared with local nonprofits and decision makers to identify needs and, more importantly, assemble a plan to tackle the issues uncovered in the survey.
Community Case Study:
While Community Health Needs Assessments like this one are required as part of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010, many have spurred meaningful change in communities across the Commonwealth.
In Paducah (KY), local nonprofit organizations including the United Way of Paducah-McCracken County, Purchase District Health Department, Paducah Independent Schools, Rotary Club of Paducah, Baptist Health Paducah, and Mercy Health Lourdes partnered with the City of Paducah to develop the Pat and Jim Brockenborough Rotary Health Park. The park is located at the intersection of three distinct and diverse neighborhoods in Paducah and provides opportunities to address physical inactivity and obesity. Childhood and adult obesity were key findings from Baptist Health Paducah’s Community Health Needs Assessment. Other communities have established food pantries in communities where food insecurity was prevalent.