Healthcare Needs Assessment
Objective: To determine what is the true need in healthcare in a given region of the state.
Scope: The area commonly known as the Cumberland Plateau will be the focus of the assessment. This includes the counties of Cannon, Clay, Cumberland, DeKalb, Fentress, Jackson, Macon, Morgan, Overton, Pickett, Putnam, Scott, Smith, Trousdale, Van Buren, Warren, and White.
Target Date for Completion: October 1, 2022
The Health Services and Development Agency has been mandated by the Tennessee Legislature, per Public Chapter 557, to conduct a needs assessment relating to healthcare. It will include data gathering and gathering of survey responses from residents within the area.
The questionnaire should take less than 10 minutes to complete with the responses remaining anonymous. The questions include basic information about the individual and questions relating to one’s opinions of the healthcare near home. Other than survey questions, the questionnaire gives an individual an opportunity to express their healthcare opinions.
Between received questionnaire responses and other health related data, an analysis will be done to help create a clear assessment of the healthcare needs in the area. With a clear conclusion of the needs, the assessment will be shared with interested parties in the hopes of establishing services that will fill the needs within the area.
So, what can individuals do to help with this process? First, complete and submit the questionnaire. Next, spread the word and encourage participation in the assessment among your neighbors. The more questionnaire responses we receive, including all comments, will help develop the final conclusions that represent the area better.
Only you and your neighbors know what is needed in your area. Every opinion and response is important to us to complete this assessment.