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 2019 CHNA

Children’s completed it’s 2019 CHNA in December. The assessment was approved by the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors on December 24th, 2019 and made available online on December 31, 2019. Download the complete 2019 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. The Implementation Strategy will be available for download in early spring 2020.

Children’s Minnesota 2016 CHNA

The 2016 CHNA conducted by Children’s focused on the seven-county metro area. Download the complete 2016 CHNA and download the 2017–2018 implementation strategy. The data summary packet is also available for download. 

Children’s Minnesota 2013 CHNA

The 2013 CHNA conducted by Children’s focused on the seven-county metro area. Download the complete 2013 CHNA and download the 2014–2016 implementation strategy. The data summary packet is also available for download.

 

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We welcome input and comments from members of our community on the needs assessment process and implementation strategy.

Questions?

Please contact a member of our team if you’d like to learn more about our work. 

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