Needs Assessment

MidState Medical Center and the United Way of Meriden & Wallingford conducted a community needs assessment in 2012 to identify both basic and health care related needs in the community and determine how best to address those needs. In order to ensure that the perceptions and opinions of many segments of the community were included in the research, data was gathered from residents, community leaders, publicly available data sources, published reports, and from the United Way's 2-1-1 information and referral service.

The reports produced for the needs assessment focus on the communities of Meriden, Wallingford, and Cheshire. One report highlights survey responses on health behaviors conducted by the Center for Research & Public Policy. The second report summarizes the findings from seven focus groups held with local agency workers and residents.

View the Report from Telephone Survey

View the Report from Focus Groups