Caring for Central Florida has been an Orlando Health tradition for nearly 100 years. Our ability to extend our healthcare services beyond the walls of our hospitals is a combined effort. Not only do our physicians, team members, volunteers and board members go above and beyond their daily contributions to support our community, but so do our community partners. With this collaboration, a profound difference is made in the lives of the individuals and communities we serve.
The health of the community is our priority. Each year our Community Benefit Report provides a glance of our commitment to building a stronger and healthier Central Florida. Through our community outreach efforts, we are able to meet identified health needs, particularly in the vulnerable, uninsured and underserved communities. From screenings, medical research, health fairs, support groups and wellness activities, to educating future physicians, nursesa nd other health professionals, we are improving the lives of the individuals and communities we serve.
At Orlando Health we have a long-established tradition of assessing the health needs of Central Floridians. This is done in order to provide residents with the opportunity to attain optimal health outcomes. In 2013, our hospitals along with fellow healthcare organizations conducted the first ever multi-hospital, public health department joint community health needs assessment. In support of building a healthier community, the assessment helps increase understanding regarding the health of Central Floridians, build capacity through affiliated development and collaboration, and strengthen the role of the healthcare organizations as they work side by side within Central Florida to address community health needs. In 2016, a follow-up assessment was performed, building upon the 2013 findings.