Bronson Methodist Hospital Community Health Needs Assessment
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Bronson Methodist Hospital Community Health Needs Assessment

Bronson Methodist Hospital, a member of the Bronson Healthcare system, conducted this Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) to further its commitment to the community and to fulfill the requirements of the Affordable Care Act.

2019 CHNA Results & Progress Report

For the purposes of this CHNA, the definition of community is all residents of Kalamazoo County, Michigan. This CHNA began in January 2019 and was completed and approved by Bronson Healthcare’s Board of Directors in December 2019. The CHNA was conducted by Bronson Community Health staff who engaged local organizations in the data collection. Data on health needs were derived using the following methods:

  • Data gathered and analyzed from secondary sources such as US Census, Michigan Department of Community Health, and Kalamazoo County Department of Health and Community Services
  • Focus groups with participants from vulnerable populations
  • Key informant interviews with representatives of the community with unique knowledge of health issues affecting the community

This data was analyzed to identify the top health needs of residents of Kalamazoo County:

  • Laws and Policies
  • Personal Experiences of Racism
  • Transportation
  • Land Use, Parks & Recreation/Greenspace
  • Proximity to Affordable, Healthy Food
  • Mental Health and Substance Abuse
    • Access to Services
    • Experiences of Stress and Trauma
  • Community Connectedness
  • Quality Education
  • Healthcare
  • Social Services
  • Career Pathways, Income, Poverty

Read the complete 2019 Kalamazoo County CHNA report. (revised 2.20.20)

Read the 2020-2022 Community Health Implementation Plan

Read Bronson Methodist Hospital's Progress Report from the 2016 Community Health Implementation Plan.

If you have any questions or comments about the Community Health Needs Assessments, please email or contact Beth Washington, vice president of community health, equity and inclusion at (269) 341-8672 or

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