2016 Community Health Needs Assessment

Posted Jul 18, 2016 | Posted in Health & Wellness, News & Events

Local_EWH-4876-0Johnston Health has recently performed a Community Health Needs Assessment. This is done every three years to determine the health needs of the local community and to develop an implementation plan to outline and organize how to meet those needs.

Data for this needs assessment was gathered from multiple well-respected secondary sources to build an accurate picture of the current community and its health needs.

We can’t solve all of the problems that we’ve identified in our reports—that would require an unlimited amount of resources. Some of the problems are beyond the hospital’s mission, while others must be solved by individuals rather than organizations. In this plan, we look upon collaboration with area agencies and organizations as a way to bring out the best of what we all do, and to use those resources to address our communities’ most pressing needs.

In preparing this report, we are identifying the ways our hospital is using ‘community benefits’ to address the documented health and medical needs in our community. Specifically, community benefits are the unbillable services that a hospital provides, such as free health screenings, health fairs, the expense involved in recruiting physicians. More important, the purpose of this report is to guide us and others to make the health improvements needed in our area.

Our communities are wonderful places in which to live, work, and play. By working together, we can bring about healthful changes that will benefit us all.

To see our plans to address these issues and to view the complete 2016 Johnston County Community Health Needs Assessment, please click HERE.

Here’s a quick overview of our findings.

The Significant Health Needs for Johnston County are:
  1. Affordability/Accessibility
  2. Cancer
  3. Mental Health/Suicide
  4. Coronary Heart Disease
  5. Diabetes
  6. Physicians
Demographics of the Community
  County State U.S.
2016 Population 151,917 10, 089,413 322,431,073
Estimated Population in 2021 161,143 10,586,960 334,341,965
% White, non-Hispanic 67.4% 63.5% 61.3%
% Black, non-Hispanic 16.0% 21.3% 12.3%
Median Age 38.2 38.5 38.0
Median Household Income $53,382 $47,647 $55,072
Unemployment Rate 4.8% 5.3% 5.0%
% Population >65 13.6% 15.3% 15.1%
Leading Causes of Death in Johnston County:
  1. Heart Disease
  2. Cancer
  3. Stroke
  4. Accidents
  5. Lung
Health Factors in Johnston County:
  1. Adult Smoking- 25% of Johnston County residents smoke.
  2. Adult Obesity- 34% of Johnston County residents are obese.
  3. Physical Activity- 27% of Johnston County residents do not get the recommended amount of physical activity.
  4. Access to Exercise Opportunities- 71% of Johnston County residents have access to exercise opportunities.
  5. Excessive Drinking- 18% of Johnston County residents have a problem with excessive drinking.
  6. Teen Births- 46/1,000 females ages 15 to 19 will become pregnant.
Clinical Care:
  1. Uninsured- 21% of Johnston County residents is uninsured.
  2. Population to Primary Care Physician- For every 3,430 residents in Johnston County, there is 1 primary care physician.
  3. Population to Dentist: For every 5,085 residents in Johnston County, there is 1 dentist.
  4. Population to Mental Health Provider- For every 1,202 residents in Johnston County, there is one Mental Health Provider.
Social and Economic Factors:
  1. Some College- 58.8% of Johnston County residents has some type of college education.

To see our plans to address these issues and to view the complete 2016 Johnston County Community Health Needs Assessment, please click HERE.

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