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2013 Community Health Needs Assessment – Anderson County

Methodist Medical Center Entrance at night

The Community Health Needs Assessment provides a roadmap to help communities reach their destination of a healthier place to call home. Methodist Medical Center is hopeful that this assessment will be a catalyst for meaningful collaboration and action as we address some of the most important health improvement opportunities facing Anderson County.

The Affordable Care Act requires not-for-profit hospitals to conduct a needs assessment every three years and to create an Implementation Plan to address the significant findings. This effort will assist us in “connecting the dots” between Methodist’s resources and the needs of the community, identifying additional resources, and engaging with our community partners in initiatives that benefit Anderson County residents.

Our Assessment Partners

This process could not have been done without the following organizations who gave guidance and thoughtful input along the way. Their expertise and relationships helped us access the general population as well as the county’s most vulnerable residents and helped distill volumes of data into the most significant health issues in Anderson County. We deeply appreciate their commitment to the assessment process.

  • Anderson County Health Department
  • Anderson County Health Advisory Committee
  • Anderson County Schools – Coordinated School Health
  • Methodist Medical Center
  • Knox County Health Department, Department of Assessment and Planning
  • Ridgeview Behavioral Health
  • United Way of Anderson County
  • Anderson County Emergency Medical Services
  • Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberlands
  • Head Start of Anderson County