A coordinated and collaborative approach to Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA). Part 1/2

Part 1. Community health needs assessments and implementation strategies are required for tax-exempt hospitals as a result of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. They provide a framework to improve coordination of hospital community benefits with other efforts to improve community health. A separate assessment is required for each tax-exempt organization. But what if a group of independent and competing organizations could decide to work together collaboratively so that the community needs assessment covers more people and a larger area? Our panel explores a novel, collaborative, community-wide model for completing a CHNA, and discusses how this can be a strategy for better planning and for combining efforts to eliminate healthcare disparities. With Lynn Sherman, Director, Social Responsibility and Community Engagement, Baptist Health; Melanie Patz, Vice President, Community Investment and Impact, Baptist Health; Ann-Marie Knight, MHA, FACHE, Vice President, Community Engagement and Chief Diversity Officer, UF Health Jacksonville; Paula Naugle Bides, MPA, Director, Community Benefit, Ascension Florida and Gulf Coast; and Ashley Pratt, Director, Community Engagement, Mayo Clinic Florida. Hosted by Bill Finerfrock and Michelle Leak, D.Ed., MBA.