Holyoke Medical Center Community Health

Needs Assessment Dashboard

See the Holyoke CHNA dashboard Holyoke CHNA Dashboard Computer

We asked our partner, the Holyoke Medical Center, to describe their experience working with mySidewalk. Here is their story in the words of their Director of Community Benefits, Kathleen Anderson. 

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“A consultant recommended mySidewalk, and after a demonstration on what the platform could do, we decided it was something we were interested in trying. This partnership has given us the opportunity to track our community health needs as data becomes available. It has also given us a clearer picture of local health needs by census tract or zip code and highlights the challenges our communities face around social determinants of health.

The data captured in the mySidewalk platform helps Holyoke Medical Center drill down on health needs by neighborhood and allows the hospital the opportunity to understand and provide needed support services or other types of interventions. This valuable information is used by Holyoke Medical Center, as well as their affiliate organizations to apply for grants and for reporting purposes.

As an added benefit, Holyoke Medical Center shares the Community Health Needs Assessment dashboard on their website. It helps equip community-based organizations with information and data that can be used to write grants or report about community health needs. The dashboard has become an easy go-to source for understanding some of the social determinants of health information."

“Our CHNA dashboard gives us data, maps, and visuals that paint a powerful picture of our community's needs. It has taken our CHNA to the next level and helps us to plan our outreach and support within the community. I would tell someone on the fence about mySidewalk to definitely give them a try. It will open their eyes and give them a better picture of what’s going on in their community.”

Kathleen Anderson Director of Community Benefits at Holyoke Medical Center

Kathleen Anderson

Holyoke CHNA Before mySidewalk

“Before using mySidewalk, we had been creating the traditional Community Health Needs Assessments – paper documents and PDFs. We weren’t sure how often it was picked up and read by people outside the hospital.

The standard documents can be confusing – they’re full of statistics and jargon, information the average person has trouble understanding.

mySidewalk has made our CHNA much more user-friendly and engaging, both for the hospital and for our community at large.

Holyoke Medical Center has a more up-to-date and comprehensive view of their community needs with this dashboard.

For example, now they are able to see how many people are using SNAP benefits in a specific area and where more education is needed. 

It gives the hospital a really clear and comprehensive understanding to create more holistic remedies in the areas they serve."

Holyoke Medical Center Community Health Assessment Needs Dashboard SNAP

Holyoke, we applaud your creativity and tireless dedication to your community. We are so grateful and honored to partner with you.

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mySidewalk helps health systems and Public Health departments transform their Community Health Needs Assessments. We partner with you to create custom, dynamic CHNA dashboards that help you: get 10x the stakeholder engagement, improve data accuracy, cut costs, and save time. Learn more