You are invited to review the draft plan of the North Shore Community Health Network. The open comment period ends August 30, 2013. Please submit all comments to firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, organization, and contact information.
The North Shore Community Health Network embarked on its 3-year cycle of strategic planning beginning in July 2012 with a review of updated health needs assessment data from North Shore Medical Center and Lahey Health System, and a variety of other data sources.
In October 2012, a membership planning forum was held with over 60 organizations in attendance. The objectives of the member forum were: to solicit broad input on key planning areas, to review updated health data; to identify emerging trends, best practices, and innovations in prevention services; and to identify ways NSCHN resources can have the greatest impact. Members were asked:
-What do you see at North Shore-Cape Ann Health Priorities? Are there gaps to be addressed?
-How can the NSCHN best use resources to promote positive health outcomes?
-What opportunities are there to better serve our membership organizations?
-What core strategies will best support our work?
Member results were distributed via email and posted on our website following the forum.
The NSCHN governing body met for two half-day planning sessions in March-May and used member input to create a plan.
A plan was drafted and revised based on further discussions held in May and June. In July 2013 the steering committee by majority vote adopted this document as a DRAFT plan. The DRAFT plan is now being posted for member comments before being formally approved in September when a full presentation will be made to Network members.
Questions can be addressed to email@example.com or the NSCHN Co-chairs listed in the presentation.