In early 2019, the Ruby Valley Medical Center participated in the Community Health Services Development Project administered by the Montana Office of Rural Health. The Community Health Services Development (CHSD) project is a community health needs assessment process that helps Montana Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) engage members of their rural community to identify and measure the community’s health needs, recognize potential gaps in healthcare services, and develop specific strategies to prioritize and address the health needs that are identified during the process. Community involvement in steering committee meetings, surveys and key informant interviews enhance engagement in the assessment process. Resources from Montana State University are employed to collect and analyze the results of the surveys and key informant interviews and prepare the assessment. The data and analysis is presented below in the Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA).
You can review the CHNA and Ruby Valley Medical Center's Implementation Plan to address the needs identified in the CHNA at https://www.rvmc.org/community-health-needs-assessment.