Community Health Needs Assessment

The Maine Shared Community Health Needs Assessment & Planning Process (MSCHNA) Project - a collaborative of Central Maine Healthcare, Northern Light Health, MaineGeneral Health, MaineHealth and the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention - works to improve the health status of Maine residents and track results.


The Maine Shared Community Health Needs Assessment & Planning Process is a dynamic, public-private partnership that turns data into action by:

  • Creating shared Community Health Needs Assessment reports
  • Engaging and activating communities
  • Supporting data-driven health improvements for Maine people

See the Latest on Community Health Needs

Read the Kennebec County Community Needs Assessment

Our Objectives

  • Create triennial shared CHNA (with state- and county-level reports and select urban reports)
  • Implement a consistent community engagement process for hospitals and public health agencies to incorporate in health needs assessment reporting and health planning deliverables
  • Ensure the Maine MSCHNA Project is sustainable:
    • Create infrastructure to support triennial shared CHNA
    • Identify and maintain funding sources
    • Use local, state & national platforms to educate agencies about the Maine SHNAPP Project

MaineGeneral's Implementation Plan

MaineGeneral has released an implementation plan in response to a comprehensive CHNA detailing how our health care organization will address identified health care needs in our communities. We encourage you to read the plan and contact us with questions.

Read the FY 2020 Annual Report

We also have a three-year plan outlining our goals.

Read our FY 20-22 Plan

Contact Us

If you have questions about the report, please contact: