Forum Session

Hospital Community Health Needs Assessment: An Analytic Approach to Community Benefits
June 28, 2013


Eileen Salinsky, Consultant


New community benefit requirements require tax exempt hospitals to conduct community health needs assessments (CHNA) and to develop implementation plans to address the needs identified. The Internal Revenue Service has issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to guide hospitals in meeting these new requirements. This Forum session reviewed proposed rules related to CHNA and implementation planning and explored the challenges and opportunities likely to emerge from these efforts.


Martha Somerville, JD, MPH (bio)**
Hospital Community Benefit Program
The Hilltop Institute
University of Maryland, Baltimore County

**Due to unforseen circumstances, Julie Trocchio, senior director of community benefit and continuing care at the Catholic Health Care Association of the United States, presented Ms. Somerville's slides. 

Vondie Moore Woodbury, MPA (bio)
Director of Community Benefit
Trinity Health

Uma S. Ahluwalia, MSW  (bio)
Montgomery County (Maryland) Department of Health and Human Services

Related Materials

See the entry for a previous related Forum session, "Can I Get a Break? Hospital Financial Assistance, Billing, and Debt Collection" (Forum Session, April 26, 2013)

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