Muskegon, Mich., (April 4, 2021) – Mercy Health Muskegon is conducting the 2021 Community Health Needs Assessment that identifies key health needs and issues through systematic, comprehensive data collection and analysis. Mercy Health Muskegon utilizes the information to make informed decisions on opportunities to help make a difference within by investing in areas needing help or leveraging community partnerships so critical to improving health.
Like in other years, the Health Project is conducting the CHNA engaging a 24 member CHNA Advisory committee, collecting and analyzing data, and publishing a report for community later on this summer. One of the most important aspects of the CHNA is the consumer survey which is being conducted now through April 30.
“The voice of the consumer – the voice of those that live, work and play here – is the most critical component of this work. Our ability to organize our work, our investments and our priorities on how to do our part to improve to improve the health of our community starts and ends with the input from our community” said Stevi Riel, Executive Director of the Health Project.
To take the consumer survey go to:
In English – MercyHealth.com/CHNAsurvey
In Spanish – MercyHealth.com/CHNAsurveySp
Normally a three-year cycle, Mercy Health Muskegon last published a CHNA in 2019 but moved ahead with doing a CHNA one year early to understand the impact of Covid-19 on local communities and to align with other hospitals in West Michigan. While an expedited process, Mercy Health continues to be on track to publish the 2021 CHNA by June 30th.