Community health needs assessments (CHNA)
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.
Children’s Minnesota 2016 CHNA
Children’s completed it’s 2016 CHNA in December. The assessment was guided by a Community Advisory Committee throughout 2016, approved by the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors on December 13, 2016 and made available online on December 31, 2016. Download the complete 2016 CHNA. The data summary packet is also available for download.
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. Download the complete Implementation Strategy.
2013 CHNA and Implementation Strategy
The 2013 CHNA conducted by Children’s focused on the seven-county metro area. Download the complete 2013 CHNA and the complete 2014–2016 implementation strategy. The data summary packet is also available.
Submit your feedback
We welcome input and comments from members of our community on the needs assessment process and implementation strategy.