Still time to help with the Community Health Needs Assessment

SAFFORD — Residents in Graham and Greenlee counties still have time to help Mt. Graham Regional Medical Center and the two counties’ Health Departments learn about the health needs in the area.

The Community Health Needs Assessment remains live until Sept. 17.

“Our goal is really to get 3,500 responses, because that will give us a really good idea of what our community needs,” said hospital spokesperson Shaylee Richards. “When I checked yesterday morning, we were over 2,300.”

Anonymous respondents thus far have indicated that mental health services and substance abuse services are among the top health needs in both counties.

Everyone who takes the survey can enter into a contest to win one of 10 $50 Walmart gift cards.

To take the survey, go to