Central Region – GAP Assessment

September 10, 2019

Spectrum Health Care (formerly Rain-Central MO), headquartered in Columbia, MO is conducting a GAP Assessment survey of the 37-county Central Region we serve.   We are targeting the survey to organizations and partners in the region that provide STD preventive health services and related health services.

The assessment is being conducted by our Community Health Worker team to benefit our agency’s strategic planning process. Our aim is to learn more about the individual providers in the service region, the associations and partnerships between organizations, and to identify exactly where the service gaps are for our patients/clients/rural residents.  The resulting regional snapshot will strengthen our capacity for strategic planning in 2020-2023 as we work to better meet the needs of our patients and clients.

An informal report will be compiled from information gleaned and will be used as an internal planning tool only.  The report will not be published.   

The survey is an adaptation of the STD Preventive Services GAP Assessment Toolkit (CDC, 2016).  The questionnaire can be completed in about 15-20 minutes.

Participating organizations can:

  • Complete the survey electronically via the Survey Monkey link provided in this email;
  • Survey Link:  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/BD6PXSJ
  • Complete the hard-copy survey (email cstretz@spectrumhealthcare.org for hard copy version) and return it to us via regular mail;
  • Request (via phone or reply email) that SHC call you so that a member of our team can assist you in completion of the survey by phone.

We appreciate all that you do and thank you for your time and willingness to participate.  Feel free to enter our drawing for your chance to win a $100 gift card from Amazon.com for completion of the survey!  If I can answer your questions or provide you with additional information, feel free to contact me at (573) 514-7312 or cstretz@spectrumhealthcare.org.