New Jersey Health Initiatives: Collaborating for Community Needs Assessment--South Jersey Healthcare

The Foundation's program, New Jersey Health Initiatives, was designed to support projects in New Jersey that develop new approaches to resolving the state's health care needs, focusing on the Foundation's goal areas.South Jersey Healthcare (SJH) is a charitable, non-profit, two-hospital and multi-campus health system making it the largest system and employer with over 3,000 employees in Cumberland and Salem counties. SJH will be collaborating with two organizational partners and will be hiring a vendor to carry out many components of data collection and analysis. Proposed activities of the needs assessment will include the creation of a secondary data profile, grass roots outreach via individual surveys, telephone surveys, multi-media surveys, a resource assessment, and focus groups for both counties. The key outcomes as a result of these project activities will include creation of a single database with all secondary statistical data, compilation of all primary data collection (i.e. surveys, focus groups, resource assessment) into a single report, prioritization of key issues, a Community Strategic Plan addressing these issues, and a final report that will be available online and in hard-copy. Through this assessment, SJH will continually strive to identify the key social and environmental issues affecting all vulnerable and disadvantaged populations of the community.

Grant Details

Amount Awarded $250,000.00

Awarded on: 8/23/2011

Time frame: 9/1/2011 - 8/31/2013

Grant Number: 69320


Inspira Medical Centers, Inc.

2950 College Drive, Suite 1E
Vineland, 08360-6933


Carolyn Heckman
Project Director


Clare Sapienza-Eck
Project Director