Community Health Needs Assessment

Willis-Knighton Health System is required by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to identify the community’s health needs by conducting a Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA). This formal assessment was conducted by DHG Healthcare on behalf of the health system in 2016 with the overall goal of identifying the major healthcare needs, barriers to access, and health priorities for those living in Northwest Louisiana. The analysis included a review of past and present health data, demographics and community input from numerous representatives.

Based upon secondary quantitative data, firsthand community input, the needs evaluation process, and the prioritization of those needs, the following health needs priorities have been identified and chosen for inclusion within Willis-Knighton’s community health needs implementation plan(s):

  • Access
  • Diabetes
  • Mental Health
  • Obesity
  • Screenings

The implementation plans will attempt to address these prioritized community health needs and focus Willis-Knighton’s efforts on influencing effective change for the good of the community.

Willis-Knighton Health System’s 2016 Community Health Needs Assessment can be accessed via the link below:

Previous Community Health Needs Assessments

The 2013 CHNAs for each WK facility can be accessed through one of the links below: