The Patient Protection Affordable Care Act (PPACA) signed by President Obama on March 23, 2010, indicated that effective March 23, 2012, all nonprofit tax exempt hospitals are required to complete a community health needs assessment every three years to evaluate the health needs and assets of the community and develop an action plan designed to address identified priorities. Hospitals that do not complete this mandated activity risk losing their nonprofit status and face a $50,000 penalty.
The CHNA looks at health status, barriers to care, and other demographic, social and economic issues affecting people and organizations in Jefferson County. We encourage all users to find valuable and relevant information in the Assessments below.
For any questions regarding the Community Needs Assessment, please contact Jessica Guy, Assistant Administrator at (478) 625-7000 Ext. 1205.
2019 Community Health Needs Assessment
2016 Community Health Needs Assessment