Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA)
As part of the Affordable Care Act of 2010, freestanding non-profit hospitals are required to conduct a Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) every three years.
The CHNA describes the health status of the hospital's community and is to be used by the hospital and other collaborators when it develops an implementation plan that addresses one or more community needs that have been identified.
To ensure alignment with publically-available data from the University of Colorado Denver Center for Health Administration (UCDCHA), University of Colorado Hospital leaders identified Colorado counties in which at least 10% of their patient population resided as their primary service area.
The health indicators chosen for this report were selected based on publically available UCDCHA data and surveys of community members representing broad and diverse perspectives regarding the community's health needs.
For questions, please contact Jeff Thompson, Government and Corporate Relations Director for University of Colorado Health at (720) 848-7829 or Jeff.Thompson@uchealth.org.
Community Health Needs Assessment