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Nursing: Community Health Needs
(CHNA) & Hospital Safety

Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA)

A Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) describes the community a hospital serves and identifies the health needs of the population. It involves a systematic collection and analysis of data to provide the necessary information for decision making. In the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, passed in March 2010, nonprofit hospitals are mandated to conduct a CHNA every three years and adopt an implementation strategy to meet the community health needs identified in the assessment.

The MHA website provides links to: Resources/Assessment / Top Health Issues  / 
Missouri Hospitals CNHAs
 / Implementation

Note: The individual MO Hospital CHNA links open the most recent CHNA in a .pdf report on file at MHA. Links to St. Louis area hospitals or group websites with CHNA information are provided below.

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St. Louis Community College Libraries

Florissant Valley Campus Library
3400 Pershall Rd.
Ferguson, MO 63135-1408
Phone: 314-513-4514

Forest Park Campus Library
5600 Oakland
St. Louis, MO 63110-1316
Phone: 314-644-9210

Meramec Campus Library
11333 Big Bend Road
St. Louis, MO 63122-5720
Phone: 314-984-7797

Wildwood Campus Library
2645 Generations Drive
Wildwood, MO 63040-1168
Phone: 636-422-2000