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Meter2013 Community Health Needs Assessment
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act requires tax exempt hospitals to conduct a Community Health Needs Assessment and develop strategies to address the issues identified. Earlier this year, Palmetto Health and Providence Hospitals collaborated on completing this assessment and  identified the top health related needs of individuals in Richland and Lexington counties. Surveys were conducted and top issues identified included access to care, high blood pressure and high cholesterol, smoking, depression/anxiety, obesity and dental care. Palmetto Health will primarily focus on access to care, dental services and diabetes screening and treatment. Many of these issues are addressed through services provided by Palmetto Health’s Office of Community Health.

Complete survey information is available on both organizations’ web sites, and copies of the report will be available in several key locations across Palmetto Health. For additional information, contact Candace Knox, Director of Planning and System Development at 803-296-3340.

Read the 2013 Community Health Needs Assessment report.