A Community Health Needs Assessment Environment Scan


This paper discusses the impact of community health improvement processes in the ACA era. It includes delivery system reforms, prevention strategies, community benefit regulations, CHNA mandates, data resources, and other activities intended to foster collaboration between healthcare, public health, and other community organizations. It also discusses open questions regarding approaches to conducting CHNAs and developing implementation strategies, such as the definition of the community served by hospitals, methods for priority setting, collaboration among hospitals and with other organizations, expectations about collaboration, and evaluation and performance measurement.

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Community Health Needs Assessment