Sibley Memorial Hospital Identifies Community Health Priorities

Sibley Memorial Hospital used the Community Health Improvement Guiding Principles proposed by the Johns Hopkins Medicine (JHM) Community Benefits Advisory Council to help guide its collective commitment and efforts. They are as follows:

  • Partnering with those community leaders and community-based organizations that serve as stewards to guide and educate JHM to best serve the needs of each population.
  • Integrating the interests, assets and expertise of its health system, academic institutions and the community to reach mutually agreed-upon outcomes.
  • Developing transparent, coherent approaches to plan, implement, evaluate and disseminate sustainable health improvement programs and policy interventions.

In fiscal year 2022, in conjunction with the D.C. Healthy Community Collaborative, Sibley conducted an extensive community health needs assessment to identify the most important health issues in the community. The following health priorities were identified:

  • Mental Well-Being
  • Equitable Access to Care (and everything patients need – including coordination of that care, housing, and social support services.)
  • Community-Based Workforce Development (including retention and development of healthcare workforce.)
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