Community Health Needs Assessment & Implementation Strategy

With the passing of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, not-for-profit, charitable hospitals must conduct a Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) and implementation plan once every three years. CHC abides by the finalized regulations for the CHNA and implementation plan reports we complete for hospitals across the country. In fact, our documents have withheld audit scrutiny.



Experienced team who has conducted more than 100 CHNA reports for hospitals and other health care organizations around the country.

Proven process that meets IRS audit scrutiny.

Developing a CHNA and implementation plan has long been a best-practice for not-for-profit hospitals to align practices with mission and vision.

Option to engage CHC team to review existing CHNA and Implementation Plan reports or facilitate certain step(s) of the project process.

  Get to Know the CHC CHNA process

Read an overview of our Community Health Needs Assessment and Implementation Strategy process.


Assessing Community Health Needs

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act requires not-for-profit hospitals to conduct a Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) once every three years – and develop an implementation plan to meet community health needs. Finalized in 2014, the requirements surrounding a CHNA are very specific.

Whether or not your hospital has 501(c)(3) status – which triggers the need to complete a CHNA – conducting an assessment of the existing health needs within your community is a best practice both for your hospital and for the patient population you serve. The...


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