031013-mary-washington-healTo prepare for their next CHNA, Mary Washington Healthcare (MWHC) in Virginia wanted to bring a variety of community stakeholders into the process and collaboratively drive improvement through data-driven strategies.  They turned to Healthy Communities Institute to inject public health expertise into the process, in conjunction with an easy-to-use community engagement platform to prioritize areas of need, such as school-age obesity.  Additionally, MWHC offered $1.9 million in funding opportunities and empowered local organizations to use the HCI Platform in the grant application process.

As a result of HCI’s data driven and strategic approach, we had confidence in the assessment and implementation strategy. HCI provided expert public health knowledge and superior facilitation skills, resulting in a phenomenal process and report.Philip Brown, Director of Strategic Planning, Mary Washington Healthcare