Ideas for Action


On June 6, 2017 approximately 10 community and business leaders, social service providers, as well as internal stakeholders gathered to evaluate, discuss and prioritize health issues for Ephraim McDowell James B. Haggin Hospital's community, based on findings of the 2017 PRC Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA). This process yielded the following prioritized list of community health needs:

  1. Diabetes

  2. Access to Healthcare Services

  3. Cancer-Early Detection & Prevention

  4. Cardiovascular Disease & Related Risk Factors

  5. Nutrition, Physical Activity & Weight

  6. Injury & Violence

  7. Substance Abuse

  8. Dementia, Including Alzheimer’s Disease

  9. Mental Health

  10. Sexually Transmitted Diseases & HIV/AIDS

  11. Oral Health

  12. Infant Health & Family Planning

  13. Respiratory Diseases

  14. Tobacco Use

  15. Chronic Kidney Disease