Community Needs Assessments

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) initiated an IRS Code requiring tax-exempt hospitals (501 c 3) to complete a Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) once every three years. The CHNA’s include input from the geographic area that each hospital serves, and, they must be representative of the community-at-large.  The process must include input from a range of professionals with public health expertise.  In addition to the CHNA, implementation strategies must accompany the assessments and the strategies must address the community perceived health needs.
In 2013 Inspira Medical Center Vineland (Cumberland County, NJ) and the Inspira Medical Center Elmer (Salem County, NJ) participated in a joint Community Health Needs Assessment. Click here to view the CHNA
In 2013 Inspira Medical Center Woodbury (Gloucester County, NJ) participated in a Tri-County CHNA along with Cooper University Hospital (Camden County), Our Lady of Lourdes (Camden County), Virtua  (Camden & Burlington Counties) and Kennedy Hospital (Gloucester County). Click here to view the Tri-County CHNA.
Since the results of both CHNA’s were almost identical,  Inspira Health Network will be creating one set of Implementation Strategies across our health network  (all three of our acute care hospitals) and we will be measuring the results of those strategies.

See our community health data.
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