Skip to Content

Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA)

See also University
of Colorado Hospital's
CHNA Implementation Plan

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


Community Health Needs Assessment

Part Title
1 Executive Summary and Prioritization Guide
2 Response to Schedule H, form 990 (complete overview)
3 Overview/Methodology
4 Demographics
5 General Health Status
6 Access
Part Health Indicator
7 Cancer
8 Communicable Diseases
9 Diabetes
10 Heart Disease and Cerebrovascular Disease
11 Injury
12 Mental Health
13 Obesity, Nutrition, and Physical Activity
14 Oral Health
15 Sexual Health and HIV/AIDS
16 Substance Abuse
17 Tobacco