Oklahoma Rural Health Works (OKRHW) provides a program by which community residents can evaluate their healthcare system. Our goal is to educate rural community members on the importance of their local healthcare services. Through our program we assist community leaders in making informed decisions to enhance local healthcare services, to become active decision makers in implementing a plan of action to deal with current issues, and developing a vision for future services.


A Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) works with rural hospitals and the community members they serve to:

  • Identify their healthcare needs

  • Examine the social, economic, and political realities affecting the local delivery of healthcare

  • Determine what they want and realistically can achieve in a healthcare system to meet the community's needs

  • Develop and mobilize an action plan based on their analysis and planning

  • Meet new Health Needs Assessment Requirements for 501 (c) (3) hospitals as described in The Affordable Care Act of March 2010


Our products are designed to enhance our programs and may be requested for any Oklahoma rural community. These products include the following:

  • An Economic Impact of the Health Sector

  • A Health Services Directory

  • A Community Assessment Survey

  • A County Data and Information Report

  • Medical Services Area Based Health Indicators and Outcomes

  • A Physician Demand Analysis

  • A Comprehensive Community Health Needs Assessment Recommendation Report and Implementation Plan

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