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Community Health Needs Assessment

A Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) provides information that helps to identify factors affecting our county, determine resources needed to address these factors, and develop a plan of action to address community needs.

Generally performed every three years, through a collaborative process between Rockingham County Health and Human Services, local hospitals, and other non-profit, government, education, faith-based, and business organizations, the CHNA is a systematic, data-driven approach to determining the health status, behaviors and needs of residents in Rockingham County. The CHNA serves as a tool that will assist in achieving three basic goals:

  •  To improve resident’s health status, increase their life spans, and elevate their overall quality of life
  • To reduce the health disparities among residents 
  •  To increase accessibility to preventative services for all community residents Information collected from the CHNA will guide our efforts to structure programs and objectives with the goal of improving the community’s overall health and wellness.

UNC Rockingham Health Care

On January 1, 2018, UNC Rockingham Health Care, Inc., a subsidiary of the UNC Health Care System, purchased the assets of Morehead Memorial Hospital.

UNC Rockingham Health Care, Inc. submitted an application to become a 501(c)(3) hospital in 2018.

UNC Rockingham Health Care’s first CHNA will be conducted no later than the end of tax year 2019/fiscal year 2020.

Morehead Memorial Hospital

Please click the links below to review legacy CHNA documents from Morehead Memorial Hospital:

2016 Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) 

2016 CHNA Action Plan

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