Southeast Georgia Health System is committed to enhancing the health and well-being of the residents in Brantley, Camden, Charlton, Glynn, McIntosh and Wayne Counties. In keeping with our mission, the Health System continuously supports the community by reinvesting staff time, efforts and resources into improving community health.
To better understand the community’s health needs, the Health System has completed its FY 2016 Community Health Needs Assessment. In addition to gathering publicly reported data, the Health System sought input from public health officials, local Federally Qualified Health Centers, local not-for-profit organizations addressing health needs, community leaders and physicians. We also conducted focus groups in six (6) counties and surveyed physicians in the community. We found that essential health needs include, among others:
- Increasing access to primary care providers
- Assisting with the management of chronic disease
- Screening for preventable cancers and diabetes
- Providing community health education
The Community Health Needs Assessment provides the Health System with a road map to assist us in determining how we can invest in the community’s health needs to achieve maximum impact, especially for our most vulnerable citizens. It also provides a welcome opportunity to work collaboratively with key partners in our community to make Southeast Georgia a healthier place to live. We are excited to continue to invest in the community’s health and look forward to implementing solutions to gaps in care identified through this important work. The Community Health Needs Assessment for each campus is available here: Southeast Georgia Health System-Brunswick Campus and Southeast Georgia Health System-Camden Campus. The FY 2013 Community Health Needs Assessment is also now available.