Ideas for Action


Upon review of the Community Health Needs Assessment findings, internal stakeholders of Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center determined the following to be the top health priorities for the hospital to address in the community for the coming years:

  1. Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) Related Risk Factors

  2. Cancer Early Detection

  3. Childhood Obesity

These priority areas, and plans to address these, will be integrated into the hospital’s Implementation Strategy. The rationale for selecting these areas is an understanding that impacting these would also impact many other areas of need identified in the assessment, such as diabetes, dementia, mental health, sensory impairment, kidney disease, respiratory disease, and disability. These areas also represent a continuation of existing work and allow the hospital to build on past successes.