Responding to the health needs of our
communities is central to the mission of not-for-profit health care
organizations. To do so, we need to have an understanding of community health
needs and use a deliberate approach for addressing those needs.
The importance of assessing community
health needs and developing an implementation strategy to address selected needs
was reinforced by the Affordable Care Act, enacted March 2010. The law adds new
requirements for tax-exempt hospitals to conduct community health needs
assessments and to adopt implementation strategies to meet the community health
needs identified through the assessments.
This webinar presented the new legal
requirements for community health needs assessments and implementation
strategies and the basic elements involved in carrying out assessments and
developing implementation strategies.
This community benefit webinar was
co-sponsored by the Catholic Health Association and VHA Inc.
Presenters: Julie Trocchio, Senior Director, Community
Benefit and Continuing Care, CHA; and Preston Quesenberry, Attorney, Office of
the Chief Counsel of the Internal Revenue Service.
This is a recording of the webinar held on October 25,
Run time: 90 minutes