Public invited to Community Health Needs Assessment forums

The public is invited to participate in two community meetings to help identify local health needs and priorities. These forums are a collaborative effort among area health care organizations: MaineGeneral Health, Northern Light Inland Hospital, Northern Light Sebasticook Valley Hospital and Redington-Fairview General Hospital, as well as the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

The forums are free via Zoom. You must register in advance.

  • Kennebec County – Tuesday, Nov. 2, 4:30 – 6:30 p.m.
  • Somerset County – Tuesday, Nov. 16, 4 – 6 p.m.

Go to www.mainechna.org to learn more and sign up for a forum (click on Events on the left-hand navigation menu).

These public meetings represent the important step of presenting data on the health of communities in Maine counties and getting feedback from the public about what health issues should be prioritized.

The hospitals of the Kennebec Valley region are part of a statewide collaboration of health systems and hospitals and the state CDC called the Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA). The goal is to coordinate state and county health needs assessments and provide valuable population health data for organizations across Maine. The CHNA reports provide up-to-date health information at the state, county, urban and sub-population levels.

The community forums are the main way to engage the public in this important community health effort.