2021 ASTHS Community Needs Assessment

The AST Health System is involved in the 2021 Community Needs Assessment Survey. We’d appreciate your help in this important survey.  Generally, a community health needs assessment is conducted every three years to remain on top of both changes and challenges facing the community’s health. This is meant to put a plan together to meet the communities’ needs identified by key stakeholders (Tribal officials, the AST Health System, and YOU - the patient)!

Every community is unique, with its own health care needs, these include:

·         Obesity and Weight Loss 

·         Substance Abuse

·         Chronic Illnesses (Cancer, Heart Disease, and Diabetes)

How do we use this information?

Once data is collected, the health needs are prioritized to focus on the communities’ greatest need. The AST Health System has caregivers who work together to support existing community-based health programs and services. New programs are also implemented to help meet community specific needs and expectations in health and wellness services. Please help us in this goal to better serve you.

INSTRUCTIONS

We want to know how you view our programs, so we are inviting you to participate in a survey for community health-needs. Your opinions are important. This questionnaire will take approximately 10 minutes to complete.

All of your individual responses are confidential. We will use results of the surveys to improve our understanding of health needs in the community.

Please read each question and mark the response that best represents your views of the community’s needs.

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* 1. The following question asks about health issues in our community.

Please identify what you consider the three (3) most important health issues in your community. 

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* 2. The following question(s) ask about unhealthy behaviors in our community.

Please identify up to three (3) unhealthy behaviors in your community that need to be further addressed through the health system.

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* 3. The following question(s) ask about issues with your well-being.

Please identify the three (3) most important factors that impact your well-being in your community.

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* 4. The following questions ask about your own personal health and health choices. Remember this survey will not be linked to you in any way.

When you get sick, where do you go? Please choose only one.

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* 5. How long has it been since you have been to the doctor to get a checkup when you were well (not because you were already sick)?

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* 6. In the last year, was there a time when you needed medical care but were not able to get it?

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* 7. If you just answered "yes" to the previous question, why weren't you able to get medical care? Choose all that apply.

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* 8. In the last year, was there a time when you needed prescription medicine but were not able to get it?

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* 9. If you just answered "yes" to the previous question, why weren't you able to get prescription medication? Choose all that apply.

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* 10. About how long has it been since you have been to the dentist to get a checkup (not for an emergency)?

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* 11. In the last year, was there a time when you needed dental care but could not get it?

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* 12. If you just answered "yes" to the previous question, why weren't you able to get dental care? Choose all that apply.

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* 13. In the last year, was there a time when you needed mental-health counseling but could not get it? 

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* 14. If you just answered "yes" to the previous question, wy weren't you able to get mental-health counseling? Choose all that apply.

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* 15. In the last week did you participate in deliberate exercise, (such as jogging, walking, weight-lifting, fitness classes) that lasted for at least 30 minutes or more?

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* 16. If you answered "no" to the last question, why didn't you exercise in the past week. Choose all that apply.

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* 17. On a typical day, does your diet have adequate servings of fruit and/or vegtables?

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* 18. If you answered "no" to the last question, why didn't you eat fruits/vegetables? Choose all that apply.

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* 19. Where do you get most of your medical information (check only one)?

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* 20. Do you have a personal physician?

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* 21. I feel my physical health is:

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* 22. I feel my mental health is:

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* 23. How long has it been since you have had a flu shot?

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* 24. What type of insurance do you have?

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* 25. If you answered  "none" to the last question, why don't you have insurance? Choose all that apply.

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* 26. What is your background?

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* 27. Is there anything else you would like to tell us about community concerns, health problems or services in the community that need to be addressed or identified? 

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* 28. Thank you. End of AST Health System CNA Survey

Skip to Submit “Done” Button Below (Unless you are an AST Tribal Member)

The following questions are for AST members only to gauge the satisfaction level of services and programs currently being offered, and to ascertain gaps in any desired services.

 

For those who utilize the AST Health System:  The AST Health System has improved my health either through basic primary care services, with specialty care services, contract health services, pharmacy program cost savings on prescriptions, or with other services currently provided?

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* 29. Please explain further any services that particularly improve your health (Home Health/Diabetes Health & Wellness/Nutritional Services or other health grant programs):

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* 30. After-Hours Clinics (Shawnee Walk-in and PlusCare), as well as after-hours Pharmacy Drive thru services at Shawnee and Little Axe are:

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* 31. Having a specialty care clinic services on-site for Cardiology, Oncology, Podiatry, Dermatology, Rheumatology, Endocrinology, Nephrology, Orthopedics, etc. is:

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* 32. Do you value, or find value, in your tribal health program services?

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* 33. What specific services would you like to see from your tribal health program offered at the Shawnee Clinic that is not currently being offered (select all that apply)?

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* 34. Please use the following space to list any health areas or concerns you feel the Absentee Shawnee Tribe should address and seek funding for in future community programs not presently addressed.

 

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