Ideas for Action


In February 2016, Regional Health’s Vice President of Safety, Quality, and Risk Management presented the results of Lead/Deadwood Regional Hospital’s 2015 Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) to the hospital’s Advisory Board who then held a discussion to prioritize the needs for their community. The Advisory Board is comprised of hospital caregivers and community representatives. The Board reviewed the areas of opportunity identified in the CHNA and decided to focus on the following three priority areas as part of their upcoming Community Health Improvement Plan:

The following health topics represent recommended areas of intervention, based on the findings of this Community Health Needs Assessment (presented alphabetically, rather than in order of importance):

  • Access to Healthcare Services and Education
  • Mental Health
  • Nutrition, Weight, and Physical Activity