Community Health Needs Assessment: Your Link to Strategy & Improved Health Outcomes

Updated: Jul 31



Actively Address Your Community's Health Needs

Jim Angle, DCCS Partner, Strategic Plan Advisory Services
Jim Angle, DCCS Strategic Advisory

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (ACA) requires tax-exempt hospitals to create a hospital Community Health Needs Assessment every three years expecting action plan progress documented within the annual 990 filing.


The most critical aspect of the CHNA is the linkage to a health system's strategic plan, and action plans with allocated resources, to address each community's medical and behavioral health care priorities.

DCCS Can Assist by Providing 3 Key Steps:

  • Assessing current CHNA action plan linkage to Strategic Plan