Community Service Plan

St. Barnabas Hospital Community Service Plan Executive Summary


The following St. Barnabas Hospital healthcare system’s (SBH) three-year Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) and Community Service Plan (CSP) presents a collaborative approach of our commitment and dedication to improving the health and well-being of Bronx residents and their neighborhoods. SBH is a leading community hospital with a mission of providing compassionate, comprehensive, and innovative healthcare in a safe environment where the patient always comes first. Prepared by the St. Barnabas Hospital Community Service Plan Workgroup, this CHNA/CSP includes the participation and insight from the local district public health office of the NYC DOHMH, health- care programs of the NYC DOHMH such as the Take Care New York initiative, local businesses, educational institutions, non-profit organizations, community-based and cultural institutions, governmental and faith-based organizations, elected officials and community residents.

The CSP outlines the following goals within the Prevent Chronic Diseases priority area of the New York State Prevention Agenda.

  • Increase screening rates for cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and breast, cervical and colorectal cancers, especially among individuals living below the federal poverty level.
  • Create community environments that promote and support healthy food and beverages choices and physical activity.
  • Expand the employer role of St. Barnabas Hospital in obesity prevention.
  • Reduce weight gain among children.

These goals address two main Focus Areas which are “Increase access to high-quality chronic disease preventive care and management in both clinical and community settings” and “Reduce Obesity in Children and Adults”. In doing so, we will focus on individuals living below the federal poverty level who suffer from healthcare disparities. Utilizing evidence-based standards and programs through its CSP, SBH aims to provide the highest level of quality and services for cancer screenings, obesity prevention, and chronic care management to our patients and communities especially among low income residents of the Bronx.

Throughout the three-year period [2014-2016], SBH and the CSP Workgroup will work purposefully to build and sustain a strong foundation for implementing measurable change and improvement to the health and lives of the Bronx and our neighboring communities.

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