The 3 Values We Share
Many people know how important AscentHealth Consulting is to Matt and me, but we often get asked why community health needs assessments (CHNAs) are such an important part of the puzzle of improving community health. We founded AscentHealth and chose to focus our business around community health needs assessments for nonprofit hospitals, community health foundations, public health departments and other nonprofits because we share three main values:
1. Research is the basis for all good decision making and strategy.
2. Every community is unique and has opportunities to become a much healthier place.
3. Prevention is the most powerful concept for improving community health.
For the next month, we plan to devote a blog post to covering each of these values and explain how they work together to make communities healthier and stronger. Stick around while we discuss the power of research and data to inform strategic decisions around improving the health of a community. By the end of this series, we hope you’ll know a little more about us and how our philosophy toward community health needs assessments can give your organization what it needs to empower your community.
If you have questions along the way, please don’t hesitate to share them with us. We would love to expand upon or clarify anything we’ve said, so please reach out.