Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA)

As part of several new requirements of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act signed into law on March 30, 2010, tax-exempt hospitals will be required to conduct a Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) every three years, effective for taxable years beginning after March 23, 2012. The CNHA becomes the public document your community and local media will use to measure your community benefit as a not-for-profit entity.

theFranaGroup can help you meet the requirements for your Community Health Needs Assessment by coordinating a Steering Committee and encouraging community participation, managing the input process, identifying health disparities in the region and newly emerging health issues and trends, and identifying service gaps, needs inadequately addressed, underserved populations or areas of the community, and under- and over-utilized facilities, services and programs.

With the information gathered from a thorough CHNA, theFranaGroup can help health clinics create strategies, priorities and goals for addressing the healthcare needs of the community.