Community Health Improvement

We Serve.

  • Hospitals and health systems

  • Public health departments

  • Community and health foundations

  • Coalitions and collaborative groups

  • Trade associations and networks

Healthcare providers deliver critical services to our communities while working to continually improve health status. Strategy Solutions has been integrating health care system planning with community and public health planning for over 20 years.

In addition to supporting Community Health Needs Assessments (CHNAs), SSI offers a number of core services including strategic planning, program development, and project management support. We have a wealth of experience working with hospitals and healthcare organizations throughout the country and across the continuum of care.


Whether you need assistance to complete your CHNA, develop implementation strategies, or longer-term support to build your internal capacity to measure and evaluate outcomes and impact, we will help you make the most of your resources and capabilities.

For more information, call us at (814) 480-8000 or send us an email.

Our Services.

Strategic and Business Planning

Strategic planning helps an organization define its vision and direction as well as pursues strategies that will achieve that vision. OUR UNIQUE APPROACH HELPS YOU:

  • Evaluate past performance to determine “stuck places”
  • Review operations to ensure efficiency and effectiveness
  • Complete a functional analysis to restructure operations when needed
  • Compare current operations to product, market, and organizational trends
  • Explore strategic restructuring, including alliances, mergers, and acquisitions to ensure sustainability
  • Integrate culture change based on core values when needed
  • Identify strategic investment budgets and fundraising needs
  • Achieve enterprise transformation when needed
  • Engage customers and potential customers through market research and analysis to identify opportunities
  • Identify implementation plans to achieve the vision and goals
  • Analyze demand and complete financial forecasts
  • Facilitate talent management, succession planning or performance evaluation
  • Develop formal business plans including 3-year cash flows and proformas when needed to secure financing

Product Development, Product/Market Positioning and Sales Strategy Support

“If we build it, they will come” no longer works in today’s environment. Understanding target market needs and determining how you communicate your offerings to your target markets directly impacts revenue growth. WE OFFER:

  • “Get Sales” product/market positioning interviews help you position and market your product(s) in key markets
  • “Get Sales” product/market positioning surveys help you position and market your product in key markets and generate prospects for new business
  • Consumer and image assessment studies to determine market and image share
  • Market and feasibility studies
  • Demand and revenue forecasting based on target market and market share analysis
  • New products and/or features concept testing through focus groups and interviews
  • Training and coaching support to “fast track” new product/program development

Policy Research, Development and Advocacy

Whether you are facing an immediate concern or want to develop your ability to effect long-term change, we can help you design and manage a policy plan and implementation strategy that gets results. OUR SERVICES INCLUDE:

  • Long-term policy planning
  • Regulatory research and planning support
  • Coalition management
  • Legal review in collaboration with our attorney partner(s)

Project Management and Process Improvement Services

Organizations sometimes struggle to get new projects started or benefit from an outside facilitator to guide a team to improve a process. WE CAN HELP YOU:

  • Conduct an assessment to determine needs
  • Recommend a project management approach (tasks, timelines, and responsibilities) to get the project completed by a certain date
  • Identify performance measures and work with staff and IT resources to automate indicators and create dashboards
  • Identify internal staff capacity and identify training needs
  • Get a program started by acting as project staff until the permanent staff is hired
  • Determine the skill sets required to support the ongoing work and assess your internal capacity to sustain the effort
  • Train your internal staff or help you recruit and train new staff to sustain the project

Talent Management Services

Strategy Solutions can help you develop systems to attract, develop, motivate, and retain productive and engaged employees. The goal of talent management is to create a high-performance, sustainable organization/workforce that meets its strategic goals and objectives. WE PROVIDE:

  • Workforce Planning
  • Recruiting/Selection
  • Onboarding/Orientation
  • Performance Management
  • Executive Coaching
  • Leadership Development
  • Career Pathways
  • Recognition Programs
  • Compensation Studies
  • Succession Planning

Enterprise Transformation

Enterprise Transformation examines all aspects of your business and redesigns the organization to improve efficiency and effectiveness. There are three aspects to Enterprise Transformation:

  • People: Enterprise Transformation starts with a thorough assessment your people, their roles and teamwork. Leadership buy-in and coaching drive improvement. Functional analysis looks at the overall structure, clarifies roles and empowers employees to ensure all organization functions are in place and work well. Talent management systems support employee retention and growth.
  • Process: While we’re assessing your people resources, we’re also taking a hard look at your current processes. We’ll challenge all assumptions. We’ll make recommendations for process improvements and establish new strategic functions where gaps exist. Once the right people are in the right place, doing the right work, we need to make sure it all stays in place when we’re done.
  • Practices: Enterprise Transformation challenges you to move outside your comfort zone. There will be a natural inclination to go back to the old way of doing things. That’s why during this phase, we’ll work with your team to master and maintain practices that are consistent with your new focus and culture. This step helps ensure that you have the tools to continue to improve and grow after our engagement is over.
Enterprise Transformation Sales Sheet

“I assumed responsibility for our health system CHNA mid-way in the process of meeting new IRS requirements and I found myself lost and confused. Shortly thereafter, I was fortunate to participate in a webinar Debbie Thompson offered ACHI members. Her expertise impressed me, which led to a consulting agreement with Strategy Solutions. Now, our entire team feels confident that we are headed in the right direction.”


Jan Nichols, Director of Marketing

Wellstar West Georgia Medical Center | LaGrange, Ga.

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