Community Health Needs Assessment

The Rehabilitation Hospital of Montana had the opportunity to conduct a community health needs assessment (CHNA) across the state of Montana for the year 2021 and 2023. This CHNA is a follow-up to the 2020 assessment lead by the Billings Clinic and St. Vincent Healthcare in partnership with RHOM staff.

According to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), CHNA refers to a state, tribal, local or territorial health assessment that identifies key health needs and issues through systematic, comprehensive data collection and analysis. The ultimate goal of this assessment is to develop strategies to address the community’s health needs and identified issues.

2021 Community Health Needs Assessment
2023 Community Health Needs Assessment

Community Health Improvement Plan

Following the needs assessment, we select health priorities to impact community health through direct and/or collaborative efforts. The Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) is the strategic document that outlines the hospitals’ plans, actions and anticipated impact on the identified health needs. This is in alignment with our corporate mission of Making Communities Healthier.

2022 Community Health Improvement Plan
2024 Community Health Improvement Plan