Community Health Needs Assessment

The MetroHealth System is pleased to partner with local health departments, other health systems and community stakeholders on the completion of the 2022 Cuyahoga County Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA). MetroHealth is not required to conduct a CHNA for federal compliance purposes but chose to be part of this assessment given our strong commitment to community health improvement and addressing social drivers of health. 

The assessment provides important information that will inform the development of strategies to address health inequities and improve the health of all Cuyahoga County residents. It will be used to collectively design a community health improvement plan and implementation strategy that addresses the most pressing health needs for our community.

These results are the product of an in-depth, facilitated process of data gathering and analysis, as well as active engagement by community partners and residents through interviews, focus groups, community meetings, and an inclusive prioritization process.

Three priority areas of focus were identified:

  • Behavioral Health (Mental Health & Drug Use/Misuse)
  • Accessible and Affordable Healthcare
  • Community Conditions (Access to Healthy Food & Community Safety)

In addition to these three prioritized health need categories, two prioritized populations were identified:

  • Maternal, Fetal and Infant Health
  • Older Adults

Finally, Eliminating Structural Racism and Enhancing Trust across Sectors, People, and Communities will continue to be two overarching focal areas for work in Cuyahoga County.

MetroHealth will continue our many efforts to improve the health of the community. We also look forward to working together with our partners to impact the health and quality of life for all in Cuyahoga County.

For more information about this report, contact:

Karen Cook
Director, Healthy Families & Thriving Communities
Institute for H.O.P.E.™
Office: (440) 592-1306
[email protected]