Community Health Needs Assessment
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) created a new IRS Code which imposes additional requirements on tax exempt hospitals. Specifically, hospitals must complete a Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) at least once every three years. The CHNA must include input from persons who represent the broad interest of the community with input from persons having public health knowledge or expertise. They then must make the assessment widely available to the public and adopt a written implementation strategy to address identified community needs.
The following links show the results of the Community Health Needs Assessments for Cowley County:
2021: Cowley County Health Needs Assessment Final Report and Health Improvement Plan Draft
2018: Cowley County Health Needs Assessment Final Report
Conducted in 2015, published in 2016: Cowley County Health Needs Assessment Final Report