Beyond the inpatient care and outpatient services it provides to the community, Griffin Hospital has a history of community service and social responsibility dating back to its founding in 1909.
Community Health Needs Assessment
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act requires non-profit hospitals to perform a Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) every three years and to adopt an implementation strategy to meet outstanding community health needs identified in the assessment as a condition of maintaining the institution’s federal tax exemption.
Disasters often strike without warning. Not being prepared can put you and your family at risk for the dangers of natural disasters such as injury, illness, and the destruction of your home and property.
Health Initiative for Men
Griffin Hospital launched the Health Initiative for Men (HiM) to help inspire men to have an annual physical and raise awareness about men's health issues, such as prostate cancer and colorectal cancer.
The Department of Community Outreach and Valley Parish Nurse (VPN) program serves as the hub of Griffin Hospital’s outreach activities.
Valley Women's Health Initiative
The Valley Women's Health Initiative (WHI) is comprised of members of the community working toward a common goal of addressing and improving women's health issues including breast cancer awareness and heart disease.
The Valley Initiative to Advance Health & Learning in Schools (VITAHLS) brings together Griffin Hospital, the Yale-Griffin Prevention Research Center, and the 5 Valley school districts to develop, implement, evaluate, and sustain a Valley-wide school-based childhood obesity prevention program to reduce the prevalence of obesity in students in grades Pre-K – 12.
Mobile Health Resource Center
The Griffin Hospital Mobile Health Resource Van is a custom built Winnebago that travels to various locations throughout the Lower Naugatuck Valley, such as senior centers, shopping centers, neighborhoods, companies and community events and fairs.
Women Making a Difference in the Valley
The Valley Women's Health Initiative is seeking nominations for "outstanding women" who have made positive contributions to the community