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Opportunities

The following health topics represent recommended areas of intervention, based on the findings of this Community Health Needs Assessment (presented alphabetically; priority ranking for Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital [SBCH] and Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital [GVCH] are presented parenthetically):


  • Access to Healthcare Services (SBCH #2; GVCH #2)
  • Cancer (SBCH #8; GVCH #6 )
  • Dementias, Including Alzheimer's Disease (SBCH #11; GVCH #7)
  • Diabetes (SBCH #4; GVCH #1)
  • Disability (SBCH #12; GVCH #9)
  • Heart Disease & Stroke (SBCH #1; GVCH #8)
  • Housing & Homelessness (SBCH #14; GVCH #10)
  • Immunization & Infectious Diseases (SBCH #9; GVCH #11)
  • Infant Health & Family Planning (SBCH #7; GVCH #12)
  • Injury (SBCH #10; GVCH #13)
  • Mental Health & Mental Disorders (SBCH #3; GVCH #4)
  • Nutrition, Physical Activity & Weight (SBCH #5; GVCH #3)
  • Oral Health (SBCH #13; GVCH #14)
  • Substance Abuse (SBCH #6; GVCH #5)