Community Health Needs Assessments (CHNAs)

Jun 9, 2022
Building on the success of our previous CHNA process, CHRISTUS Health enhanced the current cycle by partnering with Metopio to include our first systemwide community survey and approaching it through a health equity lens.
Jan 5, 2021
COVID-19 has led hospitals and health systems to develop innovative approaches to engage with their communities to assess community health needs and implement improvement plans. Join other community health leaders and colleagues to share strategies and tactics that have helped advance community…
Dec 15, 2020
Learn about partnering with communities to understand and respond to the social and structural conditions that impact the health status of community residents.
Oct 12, 2020
Search community health needs assessments from thousands of hospitals nationwide using the CHNAFinder map tool, available only to employees of AHA member organizations.
Jul 15, 2020
As urged by the AHA, the IRS announced that it is expanding the July 15 extension of time for tax-exempt hospitals to meet their community health needs assessment obligations.
Jul 7, 2020
The AHA, Association of American Medical Colleges and Catholic Health Association of the United States requested the Department of Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service extend the deadlines for tax-exempt hospitals and health systems to prepare community health needs assessments that occur…
Jul 7, 2020
On behalf of America’s tax-exempt hospitals and health systems, the AHA, AAMC, and CHA request an immediate extension of the deadlines many face for preparing their community health needs assessments (CHNA) or else be subject to a $50,000 penalty excise tax under section 4959 of the Code for which…
Mar 31, 2020
In a letter to Secretary Mnuchin and IRS Commissioner Rettig, the AHA, AAMC and Catholic Health Association request that the IRS provide a six-month automatic extension for filing Forms 990, 990-T, and 4720 to any Section 501(c)(3) organization that is required to file Form 990, Schedule H. In…
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Tax-Exempt Status

Oct 17, 2017
America's hospitals provide compassionate, high quality care 24 hours a day, seven days a week, but their benefit to their communities extends far beyond direct patient care. Not-for-profit community hospitals do more than care for the injured and infirm; they promote and protect the health and…