Here’s an opportunity for you and/or your organization to increase awareness about the severity of the perpetual pandemic of health disparities in Chester City and the needs of Delaware County. 

As part of the needs assessment process, there will be a series of virtual meetings to hear from community partners and residents about health needs in their communities.

FOR COMMUNITY ORGANIZATION REPRESENTATIVES

The discussions below will be with representatives of community organizations on particular topics that we would like to “spotlight” in the assessment report. If you or a designee from your organization are interested in participating, please register using the provided links below.

TOPICDAY/ DATE/ TIMEREGISTRATION LINK
Food Insecurity in Delaware CountyTue, 12/7 12-1pmDelco Food Insecurity Registration
Chronic Disease/Cancer in Delaware CountyWed, 12/8 12-1pmDelco Chronic Disease Registration
Behavioral Health/Mental Health in Delaware CountyThu, 12/9 9-10:30amDelco Behavioral Health/Mental Health Registration
Access to Care in Delaware CountyFri 12/10 9-10amDelco Access to Care Registration

FOR COMMUNITY RESIDENTS & COMMUNITY ORGANIZATION REPRESENTATIVES

We are hosting “community conversations” with people who live and work in the areas below to hear directly from them about what would help improve health in their communities (attached are flyers for each of the meetings). All community conversation participants will receive a $25 Visa gift card as a thank you for their time and insights. Registration links are below:


Resident ZIP CodesDAY/ DATE/ TIMEREGISTRATION LINK
Chester/95 Corridor19061, 19013, 19094Mon, 12/6 6-7:30pmhttps://bit.ly/chester-95
Central Delaware County19014, 19015, 19017, 19063, 19064, 19070, 19081, 19086Tue, 12/7 6-7:30pmhttps://bit.ly/central-delaware
Upper Darby/ Lansdowne19018, 19023, 19026, 19029, 19032, 19036, 19050, 19079, 19082Wed, 12/8 6-7:30pmhttps://bit.ly/upperdarby-lansdowne

Please feel free to share information about these meetings widely among your networks! We greatly appreciate your consideration of this invitation—please let us know if you have any questions.

*This assessment, conducted every 3 years, gives hospitals an opportunity to identify the most pressing needs of local communities. This, in turn, helps them to design and implement plans to address those needs. The 2022 regional community health needs assessment (rCHNA) is a collaboration of 10 health systems serving the five-county Southeastern Pennsylvania region, four county public health departments, Philadelphia Association of Community Development Corporations, and other partners. Health Care Improvement Foundation is coordinating the effort. Please see more details in the attached document.