How 10 States Keep the ‘Community’ in Hospitals’ Community Health Needs Assessments

Non-profit hospitals are federally required to conduct community health needs assessments (CHNAs) every three years and develop a plan to meet those needs in exchange for their tax exempt status. Many states have laws or guidelines that are more detailed than the federal requirements. Scroll down to see 10 states’ guidelines for involving community members in the CHNA process, as well as their enforcement levers. This infographic draws on state documents, as well as CHNA statutes identified in the Hilltop Institute’s Community Benefit State Law Profiles Comparison.
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Thank you to the following states: California, Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, and Vermont. Produced in partnership with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the New England States Consortium Systems Organization.