A Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) helps hospitals and insurers target funding for community benefits.
Under the Affordable Care Act, non-profit hospitals are required to demonstrate they are responding to health needs in their communities, and Community Health Needs Assessments help them do that. CHNAs are required once every three years. More
The Center for Community Health Equity Research, in partnership with Project ACCCES, offered a free one-day training on principles and ethics of community-engaged research last month at UMass Springfield.
PHIWM's Director of Research and Evaluation, Kathleen Szegda, co-led the 40-participant training as part of Project ACCCES.