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What is it?

The Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) represents a multi-community project that was undertaken to identify, evaluate, and prioritize the health status and needs facing our community.  The report will serve as the basis for all participants of our health community to work together to design, develop, and implement programs to effectively address the identified needs.

The CHNA researched and reported on current health status, health factors and barriers to care, and other demographic and social issues affecting the health of people and organizations in our ten-county area. The 2012 CHNA covers Alpena, Antrim, Charlevoix, Cheboygan, Chippewa, Emmet, Mackinac, Montmorency, Otsego, and Presque Isle counties, with a focus on Antrim and Charlevoix counties. These areas are primarily serviced by Charlevoix Area Hospital, McLaren Northern Michigan, Munson Medical Center, and Otsego Memorial Hospital.

2012 Report

The full report can be viewed PDF here or as an HTML here. Individual sections of the report can be found below:

  • Executive Summary (PDF) (HTML)

  • Mobilizing for Action through Planning & Partnerships (MAPP) (PDF) (HTML)

  • Healthy Community Survey Report (PDF) (HTML)

  • Focus Group Reports (PDF) (HTML)

  • Health Care Provider Survey Report (PDF) (HTML)

  • Forces of Change Assessment Report (PDF) (HTML)

  • Public Health System Assessment Reports (PDF) (HTML)

  • Community Health Status Assessment (PDF) (HTML)

  • Strategic Issue Briefs (PDF) (HTML)

Charlevoix Area Hospital is committed to improving the health of the communities it serves. In response to the 2012 Community Health Needs Assessment, Charlevoix Area Hospital has drafted its own Health Improvement Action Plan. This plan describes existing programs that the hospital has in place to address the health needs of the surrounding communities, and it outlines upcoming programs and current program expansions that the hospital hopes to put in place over the next few years.  Together, we can make our community a healthier place to live, work, and visit. 

View Charlevoix Area Hospital Health Improvement Action Plan Here - (PDF) (HTML)

Printed versions of both the 2012 Community Health Needs Assessment and Charlevoix Area Hospital’s Health Improvement Action Plan are available for review at Charlevoix Public Library, Jordan Valley District Library, and the Boyne District Library. Check back often for notification of new locations.

Questions about the CHNA can be addressed to


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