Pine Rest Christian Mental Health services joined with other health care providers, Kent County Health Department and other community organizations in Kent County in 2011 to conduct a community health needs assessment.
Our study drew on input from citizens, community groups and health care providers through focus groups, meetings and surveys, and included a broad cross section of the community.
The final report can be found at http://www.kentcountychna.org/ (Kent County Community Needs Assessment) or link to the report directly here.
Pine Rest is now selecting areas of focus from the initiatives and will identify current services as well as opportunities to develop new programs to meet community mental health care needs over the next three years. Our plan will be posted here in September 2012.
This needs assessment and our final report meet new IRS reporting requirements that affect all State-licensed nonprofit (501(C) 3) hospitals.