Why hire a consulting firm, anyway?
I get this question from friends and associates recently: “what is your consulting firm about, anyway?”
Valid question, and one that begins with a declarative statement: we want to help communities be data-driven when making decisions about health care. For some people, that might sound like a dull endeavor. Graphs, trends, surveys, and reports don’t typically excite the senses. Data, after all, is not my favorite part of the process. Statistics, while necessary, are not the definition of occupational bliss. Let’s face it: very few people enjoy the research that is required to be informed. It takes time and work to drill down to the important parts of a community’s health status, then use that information to drive the “next”.
A great example is a dinner party. Sweeping the porch, buying groceries, cutting vegetables and dirty dishes are not the best part. The fun, the satisfaction, comes from bringing friends to the table to enjoy a special meal and share companionship. While you might not think that community health needs assessments are similar to dinner parties, I promise both take work and preparation. Both are also always worth the effort. And when done well, people take notice. And they appreciate your dedication. They might even come back—to your party—or to your business/organization where you are providing a needed service.
We want to work hard for you. Because it’s worth it. Because we like the finished product and the outcome: making a difference in community health. I tell people all the time: my passion is moving the needle. Positive, timely change is a good thing. What are we about? Positive change through knowledge.
AscentHealth wants to guide you to make better strategic decisions. Because we’re passionate about positive change. Let us move the needle for you.
If you are interested in discussing how a Community Health Needs Assessment and related planning activities can help your organization make a greater impact, please contact Mary Coyne at (806) 670-7440 or Mary@AscentHealthConsulting.com