Published on December 26, 2017

Community Engagement Project for Pella

PELLA, Iowa— Pella Regional Health Center recently participated in a community engagement project to develop a plan for community health improvement efforts for the next three years. This project included a community health needs assessment, secondary data analysis of health information and a town hall meeting. The project also includes a health implementation plan to help guide the Pella Regional and area organizations in health improvement efforts.

Key findings from the assessment include:

  • Strong local facilities for health care
  • Improved senior care
  • Pella Regional offers excellent emergency care 
  • Dedication of doctors
  • Quality ambulance services

Opportunities to make community health changes and improvements were also noted and expanded in the health implementation plan. Key areas for examination include:

  • Lack of qualified health care workers seeking employment
  • Mental health access, diagnosis and placement
  • Community health education

The complete report is available online at www.pellahealth.org/communityhealth.