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.
Having completed CHNAs in 2013 and again in 2016, Inspira Health Network has now begun work on our 3rd CHNA. Our goal is to capture data reflective of the three unique counties in which we serve. That is why your input and opinions are so crucial to this effort. The data collected from the surveys, focus groups and interviews will help Inspira and our community partners to determine what key issues are facing Cumberland, Salem and Gloucester counties. Once the results of the survey have been organized, the members of the Cumberland/Salem/ Gloucester/Health and Wellness Alliance can begin to work on ways to make positive changes in where we work, play and live.
Please take a few minutes to complete the survey by clicking below.