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Shepherd Center releases its Community Needs Assessment and Implementation Plan

Shepherd Center’s Community Needs Assessment and Implementation Plan was developed by Shepherd staff with the assistance of Legacy Consulting Group and generous input from a broad group of people representing the brain and spinal cord injury communities. Those include individuals who have sustained spinal cord and brain injuries, care-givers, clinicians, service providers, advocates, state and federal agency representatives, and Georgia and national associations members.

Shepherd Center’s Board of Directors has adopted the 2012-2015 Community Health Needs Action Plan and is committed to leveraging Shepherd’s existing programs, services, and resources to assist each person treated at the Center in achieving their highest level of functional independence and return to living in their home community.

Shepherd Center will continue to focus on addressing the health need priorities of persons who have sustained brain and spinal cord injuries who reside in the eight counties around metro Atlanta. When practical and financially feasible, the Center will provide internet and telephone contact as a resource center to the broader brain and spinal cord injury population throughout the country.

 Click here to download the report.

About Shepherd Center

Shepherd Center provides world-class clinical care, research, and family support for people experiencing the most complex conditions, including spinal cord and brain injuries, multi-trauma, traumatic amputations, stroke, multiple sclerosis, and pain. An elite center recognized as both Spinal Cord Injury and Traumatic Brain Injury Model Systems, Shepherd Center is ranked by U.S. News as one of the nation’s top hospitals for rehabilitation. Shepherd Center treats thousands of patients annually with unmatched expertise and unwavering compassion to help them begin again.