South Jersey Health Collaborative members include Cooper University Health CareJefferson HealthLourdes Health System, and Virtua Health. WRI is proud to partner with these mission driven forward thinking hospitals.

The project is central to WRI’s mission and helps advance our work in population health on behalf of the region.

WRI has proposed an engaging approach to what can be a formulaic, compliance driven pursuit. Mandated by the federal government once every three years for nonprofit hospitals, community health needs assessments often produce sit-on-the shelf information that does less than it might to inform hospitals’ engagement with their service regions.

WRI’s process is at once deeply community driven – resulting in a shared inclusive process — and methodologically sophisticated, where primary data collection and analysis happens hand in hand with secondary data analysis and we employ analytical techniques rare to the field.

The result is actionable rich information that identifies hard to detect local and regional patterns and is owned by the community as well as the health system.

We look forward to working with all South Jersey Health Collaborative partners to conduct the community health needs assessments and support development of the subsequent community health implementation plans