Under the Affordable Care Act tax-exempt hospitals are required to
conduct community health needs assessments and adopt implementation strategies
that address needs identified through those assessments. These new requirements
are providing opportunities for hospitals to enhance their community benefit
planning processes and look at new ways of coordinating and integrating their
community health improvement efforts both within the hospital and with community
partners. Julie Trocchio, CHA's senior director of community benefit and
continuing care, opened the webinar with an overview of the federal requirements
and IRS guidance on implementation strategies. Michael Bilton, executive
director of the AHA's Association for Community Health Improvement, discussed
ways to develop implementation strategies that are aligned with hospital
strategic goals, community-partnership focused and that use effective
interventions to address priority needs. Through a mix of tools, methods and
case examples, he illustrated approaches that participants can consider adopting
or adapting to create their implementation strategies.
Presenters: Julie Trocchio, Senior Director, Community Benefit and Continuing
Care, CHA; Cidette Perrin, Senior Director, Government Relations, VHA Inc.;
and Michael Bilton, Vice President, Verite Healthcare Consulting.
This is a recording of the webinar held on January 15, 2013.
Run time: 90 minutes
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