2019 Community Health  Needs Assessment 

What Makes a Healthy Community?

Many factors combine to determine the health of a community. In addition to disease, community health is affected by substance abuse, education level, economic status, environmental issues and the personal choices of all of us who live, work and play in the community. No one individual, community group, hospital, agency or governmental body can be entirely responsible for the health of the community. No organization can address the multitude of issues alone. However, working together, we can understand the issues and create a plan to address them.

Penn Highlands Healthcare’s continuing commitment in working together with our partners to provide superior quality care and promote community health is reflected in our Community Health Needs Assessment, or CHNA, as well as in the work we do each day to better understand and address the health needs of our community.

What is the CHNA?

The Penn Highlands Healthcare Community Health Needs Assessment, CHNA, represents a collaborative, community-based approach to identify, assess and prioritize the most important health issues affecting our community. The process is also the foundation that health care providers and the community use to collaboratively plan, develop and foster programs to effectively address those needs in our community.

The CHNA looks at health status, barriers to care and other demographic and social issues affecting people and organizations in the community. Health improvement plans that address the needs identified in the CHNA ensure we remain focused on improving the health of the communities we serve.

Cllck here for the recently completed 2019 Community Health Needs Assessment for Penn Highlands Huntingdon.
Cllck here to read the  2019 Community Health Needs Assessment Implementation Plan for Penn Highlands Huntingdon.

Please feel free to review the PENN HIGHLANDS HUNTINGDON 2019 CHNA, and, if you would like to comment, please send a letter or email with your comments/suggestions/concerns, and address it to the attention of the Marketing and Community Relations Department. In your correspondence, please provide a name, address and/or phone number if you would like a reply.

Penn Highlands Huntingdon
Marketing & Community Relations
1225 Warm Springs Avenue
Huntingdon, PA  16652


Community Health Improvement Initiatives