The Greater Hanover Area Community Health Assessment Overview
and York and Adams County Community Health Needs Assessment 2012
provide an overview of findings from the 2011 Community Health Assessment, conducted on behalf of Hanover Hospital and members of the Healthy York County Coalitiaon and Healthy Adams Coalition, and prepared by the Center for Opinion Research, Franklin and Marshall College. The assessment uses information from primary and secondary sources to identify health issues and the consequences to the community. The image to the left shows the primary and secondary service areas for Hanover on a population density map for York and Adams Counties. (Explained in more detail within each document.)
The data included in this community health assessment includes the mortality and morbidity of specific diseases, prevalence of conditions, attitudes and behaviors present within our local community. There are multiple influences and barriers that effect the health of a community population. Identifying, documenting, and addressing these multiple influences and barriers are necessary to improving the population's health.
The data presented in these resources can be used to address multiple factors impacting health through screenings, education and policy interventions, and it emphasizes the undeniable interaction that exists between individual characteristics and environmental context that drive health behaviors. For example, efforts to educate people on the importance of exercise will do little to change behaviors if people lack safe, affordable, and accessible places to exercise.
For more information:
Greater Hanover Area Community Health Assessment Overview
York and Adams County Community Health Needs Assessment 2012
If you have questions about or would like more information concerning the contents of either of these documents, please call the Community Health Improvement Manager at (717) 633-8856.