Community Health Needs Assessment
We're committed to serving you, the residents of the Lower Fairfield County region, with a comprehensive array of programs and services to improve your health and well-being. And to make sure we keep meeting our community’s needs, we’ve been collaborating with the Stamford Health Department since 2011 in an effort to update their Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA). Here’s how it came to be:
- Stamford Health, along with a national public health research and consulting firm, went into the surrounding area to assess demographics, health behaviors, and overall health standing.
- We then determined the availability of health care resources and barriers for our community.
- These challenges have helped us to prioritize improvements in community health, as well as improvements to the Lower Fairfield County health care system as a whole.
- We used the results of the CHNA to develop an action plan that will help guide Stamford Health in serving the community now and in the years to come.
View the 2013 Report
View the 2016 Report
View the 2016 Implementation Strategy
View the 2016 Wellbeing Index
Since Stamford Health aims to address the diverse needs of the community we support, we span many topics in our programs.
Our areas of interest include:
- Providing chronic disease management
- Health Risk Awareness programming
- Physician seminars
- Community collaborative and school-based events
Our specific programs include:
- Kids’ Fitness and Nutrition Services (KIDS’ FANS ): A community-wide, collaborative program designed to promote smart eating, physical activity and a healthy weight among our children and their families. By partnering with the City of Stamford and local community organizations, Stamford Health sponsors fitness and nutrition classes at schools, community centers, and the Tully Health Center.
- Through our partnership with the West Side Neighborhood Revitalization Zone, a group comprised of residential and business interests, we collaborate with community residents and the city’s housing authority to improve Stamford’s West Side.
We work with Optimus Health Center to provide much-needed primary and specialty care services to the underserved. The Center operates twelve locations, all certified by The Joint Commission across Southwestern Connecticut.
As a member of the Stamford Community Collaborative, Stamford Hospital works with the Vita Health & Wellness District in Stamford, Connecticut, to help the people who live and work in the West Side community to be as healthy as possible. Learn more
Stamford Health provides care to all regardless of socio-economic status. In 2015, Stamford Health provided approximately $62 million in uncompensated care that includes charity care and bad debt. In addition, the Hospital provides free transportation and medical supplies upon discharge from the Hospital to those in need.