In the Community
Community Health Needs Assessments
As a not-for-profit organization, Sharp HealthCare places great value on the health and wellness of the San Diego community. This value is reflected in Sharp's mission to improve the health of those it serves with a commitment to excellence in all that it does.
Since 1995, Sharp has participated in a countywide collaborative — along with a broad range of hospitals, health care organizations and community agencies — to conduct a triennial Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) that identifies priority health needs for San Diego County. In addition, to address the new requirements for not-for-profit hospitals under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, since 2013 Sharp has developed CHNAs for each of its individually licensed hospitals.
Findings from Sharp's CHNAs are used in combination with the expertise in programs and services of each Sharp hospital, and knowledge of the populations and communities served by those hospitals, to provide a foundation for community benefit program planning and implementation.
Insight from the San Diego community is critical to Sharp's CHNA process and the programs we provide to meet the needs of our community members. For any questions or additional information on Sharp's CHNAs or implementation strategies, please contact Jillian Warriner, manager of Community Benefit and Health Improvement, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In addition, Sharp's CHNA Community Guide offers a summary for community members to learn more about Sharp's CHNA process and findings, as well as the programs developed in response to identified community health needs.
For its 2019 CHNA process, Sharp actively participated in a collaborative CHNA effort led by the Hospital Association of San Diego and Imperial Counties (HASD&IC) and in contract with the Institute for Public Health (IPH) at San Diego State University. The process and findings of the collaborative, HASD&IC 2019 CHNA significantly informed the process and findings of Sharp's individual hospital CHNAs. For more information on the HASD&IC 2019 CHNA, please contact Lindsey Wade at email@example.com.
In addition, Sharp conducted hospital-specific analyses and contracted separately with IPH to conduct community engagement activities expressly for the communities served by each of its hospitals in the development of individual hospital CHNAs.
In response to community feedback on the 2016 CHNA process and findings, the HASD&IC 2019 CHNA process focused on gaining deeper insight into the top health and social needs identified for SDC through the 2016 CHNA process. Following this model, Sharp's 2019 CHNA process sought to gain deeper insight into the health conditions identified across its different hospitals in 2016, including: behavioral health, cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes, high-risk pregnancy, obesity and senior health. Sharp's 2019 CHNA also further explored the social determinants of health identified in 2016 that significantly impact those health conditions, including: food insecurity, access to care and insurance, transportation, homelessness/housing, health behaviors, education, stigma and poverty.
In response to the 2019 CHNAs, each Sharp hospital also developed an implementation strategy to address the needs identified for its community members.
CHNA and implementation strategy PDF documents are available for download for the following entities:
Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center
Sharp Coronado Hospital and Healthcare Center
Sharp Grossmont Hospital
Sharp McDonald Center
Sharp Memorial Hospital
- Sharp Memorial Hospital 2019 CHNA Executive Summary
- Sharp Memorial Hospital 2019 CHNA*
- Sharp Memorial Hospital Fiscal Years 2022-2025 Implementation Strategy
*The Sharp Memorial Hospital 2019 CHNA includes identified needs for communities served by both Sharp Memorial Hospital and Sharp Mary Birch Hospital for Women & Newborns, as the two hospitals share a license. Likewise, the Sharp Memorial Hospital Fiscal Year 2022-2025 Implementation Strategy includes programs and strategies to address needs identified for the communities served by both hospitals.
Sharp Mesa Vista Hospital
View 2016 documents
Sharp participates in a CHNA process in accordance with Senate Bill 697 passed in 1994, which requires not-for-profit hospitals in California to conduct a triennial CHNA, and also to file an annual community benefit report on activities undertaken to address identified community needs.
In fiscal year 2020, Sharp HealthCare provided more than $463 million in community benefit programs and services. Learn more about Sharp HealthCare Community Benefit and view the Sharp HealthCare Community Benefit Plan and Report, Fiscal Year 2020 (PDF) or the Executive Summary (PDF).