Community Health Needs Assessments

At inHealth, our expertise is changing communities through reshaping the health needs assessment process from a hospital or public health regulatory document to a transformative community process.

Through a comprehensive and inclusive process, inHealth can gather both quantitative and qualitative data to create a roadmap for a community that turns analytics into actionable steps. This process both broadens the coalition of partners working to change health outcomes in the community and broadens the definition of health to include social determinants of health and environmental factors. In many communities, the resources required to change health outcomes are already being expended, but in an uncoordinated or haphazard fashion that doesn’t achieve the desired results.

ExerciseA successful implementation of a meaningful health system or local Community Health Needs Assessment and Implementation Strategy (CHNA-IS) process includes, and can have pieces led by, health systems, government, foundations, community organizations, educational institutions, and the business community. Engagement with inHealth will not only ensure compatibility with all Affordable Care Act regulations, but transform the purpose and potential of the CHNA-IS process.

Did you know:

  • Roughly 10% of a person’s health outcomes are determined by the clinical care she or he receives?
  • Of the more than $5.3 billion spent each year by health care providers on community benefit, only 5.3% goes toward “community health improvement”?

inHealth can help realign existing resources and bring new stakeholders to the table to change health outcomes for entire populations.

Sources: New England Journal of Medicine, Public Health Report

Our team is a dedicated group of clinicians and population health experts with a passion to improve health care outcomes and deliver results. Contact us today.