The Center’s Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) Services

Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) Services

Understanding the health status and health needs of Northeast Ohioans is essential to the region’s hospitals. To most effectively address the health needs of the communities they serve, hospitals routinely conduct community health needs assessment (CHNA) reports to give them a clearer picture of the health concerns in their service areas.

Though Northeast Ohio hospitals have conducted these assessments for many years, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) included provisions that mandated CHNAs and a corresponding implementation plan at least once every three years for all 501(c)(3) hospitals. Since the region’s hospitals already had ample experience with CHNA’s, the provisions in the law simply standardized and formalized the community health needs assessment work they had already been doing.

2015-2016 Hospital Community Health Needs Assessment Reporting

The Center for Health Affairs offers a variety of services to help member hospitals complete their current round of community health needs assessment (CHNA) reports: 

To learn more about The Center’s community health needs assessment services and its CHNA Roundtable, please contact Kirstin Craciun, director of community outreach, at 216.255.3616 or via email

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