Leaders of this healthcare system, as a part of their Community Health Needs Assessment, wanted to

  • Evaluate their current outreach efforts and wellness programs
  • Gather info. for the IRS report that is required of all nonprofit hospitals
  • Plan for future outreach to address community health and wellness needs


Assessed the general health of Atlanta-area communities’ kids

  • Designed qualitative research to evaluate current healthcare systems
  • Conducted focus groups with 75 community members
  • Included diverse locations, income groups, and racial/ethnic identities
  • Created comprehensive report with overall themes, participant quotes, detailed findings, and participant ideas to address needs

Results (ongoing)

The team is using the information to

  • Report to the IRS, as required
  • Evaluate existing Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta initiatives
  • Create new plans to address healthcare and overall health/wellness needs

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