UPMC is deeply rooted in its respective communities, and provides many established programs and services to support community health. In 2022, UPMC conducted Community Health Needs Assessments (CHNAs) for its licensed hospitals in compliance with IRS 501(r) guidelines.
Each CHNA incorporates input from community stakeholders and public health experts, and identifies actions and implementation plans to improve community health. UPMC hospitals are making measurable progress on each of their health initiatives, demonstrating an ongoing commitment to improving community health.
UPMC invited nearly 3,000 stakeholders to help identify their community's most pressing health needs. Building on the initial CHNAs conducted in Fiscal Years 2013, 2016, and 2019, the Fiscal Year 2022 CHNA provided an opportunity for the hospitals to re-engage with community stakeholders in a rigorous, structured process guided by public health experts from the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health.
UPMC’s 2022 CHNAs identify important local health issues and support a coordinated, system-wide community health strategy that extends across the region. Through more than 3,000 programs, UPMC is out in the community – visiting fire halls, church festivals, and schools – and advancing health for local residents.
UPMC recognizes that a broad range of efforts both within and beyond health care will be instrumental in addressing factors that contribute to health disparities. Our hospitals across the region are deploying health equity-promoting programs and initiatives which aim to help address factors that may contribute to health disparities, such as socioeconomic status and other factors.
Bedford, Blair, and Somerset Counties in Pennsylvania and Allegany County in Maryland
Erie, Lawrence, Mercer, McKean, and Venango Counties in Pennsylvania and Chautauqua County in New York
Clinton, Lycoming, Potter, and Tioga Counties in Pennsylvania
Cumberland, Dauphin, Lancaster, and York Counties in Pennsylvania