Needs Assessment Implementation
2014 Community-Needs Assessment Implementation Plan
Federal and state laws require that nonprofit hospitals conduct a community health needs assessment (CHNA) every three years, and use the results of this assessment to develop a community health improvement plan detailing how they will address the needs identifed in the CHNA. This plan is submitted annually to both the California Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD) and the Internal Revenue Service.
In accordance with these legislative requirements, Lodi Health conducted an assessment of the communities the hospital serves. The CHNA was conducted over a ten-month period through a participatory process. Based on the results of the assessment, a community health improvement plan was developed. The report describes the process and results of the CHNA, and how these results were used to develop the implementation plan.