Greater Bridgeport Community Health Needs Assessment 2013

The Primary Care Action Group completed a community health needs assessment in 2013. The purpose of the assessment was to understand current health trends, needs and assets. New federal legislation requires hospitals to conduct community health assessments every three years. Understanding the current health status of the community is important in order to identify priorities for future planning and funding, the existing strengths and assets on which to build upon, and areas for further collaboration across organizations, institutions, and community groups. The Primary Care Action Group – a coalition of hospitals, departments of public health, federally qualified health centers, and numerous community and non-profit organizations serving the Greater Bridgeport, CT area – led a process from June 2012 to February 2013 to assess the health needs of the Greater Bridgeport community, as part of a larger goal of measurably improving the health of its residents.