Hospitals need Baltimore residents' help assessing community health needs through online survey

Baltimore's hospitals, including Johns Hopkins Hospital and Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, need city residents to help detail community health needs through an online survey, including how they have fared during the COVID-19 pandemic. The hospitals are gathering the information through Oct. 9 to update health programs that have been tailored to their respective communities since the surveys were initiated in 2013 by the Affordable Care Act.

The hospitals need more Baltimore residents to participate in the survey to get a complete picture. Broad participation in the survey is particularly important now, during the pandemic, because staff cannot conduct in-person surveys. The anonymous survey includes 14 questions related to the physical, social, and economic factors that impact health. It also asks about the impact of COVID-19. Once the surveys are completed, hospitals will use the feedback from their respective ZIP codes to gain an updated understanding of community health needs and adjust their programs and services accordingly.

To complete the Community Health Needs Assessment Survey, visit its website.

Hard copies can be requested for distribution in English and Spanish by contacting Hospitals will be collecting completed surveys through Oct. 9. For more information, call 1-800-492-5538.