How can our community become a better place in which all of us can live, work and play?
It begins with an initiative to better understand the health needs of those living here.
In 2012, with funding from the Santa Ynez Valley Cottage Hospital Foundation, Cottage Health System commissioned its first Community Health Needs Assessment for the service area of Santa Ynez Valley Cottage Hospital (SYVCH). The information gained is helping SYVCH plan for the current and future needs of area residents.
This information is being shared with all providers of health care in the area, including the Santa Barbara County Department of Public Health, to assist in the development of programs and services based upon the data obtained and the opportunities identified.