In 2012, Grady joined a growing movement called the Atlanta Regional Collaborative for Health Improvement (ARCHI). ARCHI is an interdisciplinary coalition working to improve health in the region through a collaborative approach to community health needs assessment and development of key initiatives to improve health.
Through a data driven model, ARCHI determined the key levers through investment and collaboration that will have the greatest, positive impact on the community overall
- Adopting healthy behaviors
- Care coordination
- Pathways to advantage for students and families
- Insurance expansion
In partnership with ARCHI, Grady conducts a community health needs assessment (CHNA) every three years, a requirement of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA). Through the assessment, Grady identified those areas which our community – Fulton and DeKalb counties – has a higher level of risk and disease burden and is in greatest need for intervention.
Following the ARCHI model, Grady will work to address the following community health needs:
- Social Determinants of Health
- Access to Care
- Cardiometabolic Syndrome
- Violence and Injury
- Mental Health
- Maternal and Child Health
Grady already provides a significant amount of Community Benefit for the Atlanta Region. To begin addressing these health needs, Grady has developed and adopted a Community Health Improvement Plan. The focus of the plan for 2020 – 2022 is to enhance coordination and focus investments in areas that will have the greatest impact on health improvement for the community based on identified needs and evidence based activities.
To learn more about the health needs of our community, the Grady CHNAs are available for review.