Using results from the Community Health Needs Assessment, HSS develops a Community Service Plan (CSP) and implements evidence-based community programs centered around promoting well-being and chronic disease prevention and management.
This report is prepared in compliance with NYS Public Health Law 2803-1.
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Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) has been a recognized leader in musculoskeletal medicine for more than a century. We have established an ongoing commitment to both physical and general wellness, patient care, research, professional education, and community programming. As such, HSS conducted a Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) in 2022 to identify significant musculoskeletal health concerns currently facing residents in its primary and secondary service areas and ensure they are directly addressed. These identified needs informed the hospital’s 2022 – 2024 Community Service Plan (CSP), a three-year implementation strategy that supports the New York State (NYS) Prevention Agenda 2019-2024 and satisfies the US Internal Revenue Service and the Affordable Care Act requirements for nonprofit hospitals.
HSS’ primary service area consists of the five boroughs of New York City (NYC) - Manhattan, Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, and Staten Island; while its secondary service area is comprised of suburban areas in the Hudson Valley, New York; Northern and Central New Jersey; Connecticut; Long Island, New York; and Palm Beach County, Florida.
HSS Community Health Needs Assessment was a systematic, data-driven approach to determine the health status, health behaviors and lifestyle, access, and use of healthcare, and educational needs of its community.
HSS adopted a four-pronged approach to assessing the musculoskeletal health needs of our community including the needs of medically underserved and low-income populations.
HSS’ three-year community service plan will focus on two priority areas – preventing chronic disease and promoting well-being and will concentrate on musculoskeletal and rheumatologic conditions, our areas of expertise. To further advance the NYS Health Improvement Plan and align with the state’s priority areas, HSS will implement ten programs. Each intervention will adopt evidence-based strategies/models to improve the musculoskeletal health of HSS’ diverse and aging community. Programs are routinely evaluated to determine impact and areas of improvement.
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Promote evidence-based care to prevent and manage chronic diseases including asthma, arthritis, cardiovascular disease, diabetes and prediabetes, and obesity.
In the community setting, improve self-management skills for individuals with chronic diseases, including asthma, arthritis, cardiovascular disease, diabetes and prediabetes, and obesity.
CSP strategy 1: Asian Community Bone Health Initiative
CSP strategy 2: Charla de Lupus/ Lupus Chat®
CSP strategy 3: LANtern® (Lupus Asian Network)
CSP strategy 4: Musculoskeletal Health Wellness Initiative
CSP strategy 5: Pain and Stress Management Program
CSP strategy 6: Inflammatory Arthritis (IA) Support and Education Programs
CSP strategy 7: Leon Root, MD, Pediatric Outreach Program
CSP strategy 8: Youth Sports Safety Program
CSP strategy 9: VOICES 60+ Senior Advocacy Program
Facilitate supportive environments that promote respect and dignity for people of all ages.
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