Community health needs assessments
Under the Affordable Care Act, tax-exempt hospitals like Children’s are required to conduct a community health needs assessment (CHNA) every three years. This assessment identifies health needs in the community through review of secondary data and collection of primary data from community members and leaders.
The 2013 CHNA conducted by Children’s focused on the seven-county metro area and identified significant health needs in the following areas:
- Access to care
- Maternal and child health
- Mental health
- Families/caregivers of children with complex needs
In response to the community health needs assessment, tax-exempt hospitals are required to develop an implementation strategy that discusses how the significant health needs identified in the assessment will be addressed.
Children’s Minnesota provides or supports a number of services and programs that address community health needs. Download the complete 2014–2016 implementation strategy.
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We welcome input and comments from members of our community on the needs assessment process and implementation strategy.