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Community Health Needs Assessment

Beginning in September 2013, Silver Hill Hospital undertook a comprehensive Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) to evaluate the mental health and substance abuse needs of individuals living in Fairfield County, Connecticut. The goal of the assessment is to reinforce Silver Hill Hospital’s commitment to the health of residents and align its health prevention efforts with the community’s greatest needs. The assessment examined a variety of mental health and substance abuse indicators including, but not limited to, mental health and substance abuse status as well as disparities among population groups, access to care and awareness of services.

The completion of the CHNA enabled Silver Hill Hospital to take an in-depth look at its community. The findings from the assessment were utilized by Silver Hill Hospital to prioritize issues related to mental health and substance abuse and develop a community health implementation plan focused on meeting community needs. Silver Hill Hospital is committed to the people it serves and the communities where they reside. Healthy communities lead to lower health care costs, robust community partnerships and an overall enhanced quality of life. This CHNA Final Summary Report serves as a compilation of the overall findings of each research component.