Who should a hospital seek input from during the Community Health Needs Assessment? In this video, Kelsey Anderson, Strategic Healthcare Analyst at Carnahan Group responds.
The most important folks that need to be consulted during a Community Health Needs Assessment are the public health experts. We see that in the IRS regulations they’d like for you to speak with at least one state, local, tribal or regional governmental public health department.
Building upon that, it’s important to dive a little deeper into either members of medically underserved, low-income and minority populations, or individuals or organizations who serve those populations or represent their interests.
Lastly, the IRS states that hospitals should engage persons who represent the broad interests of the community served. This language can be a little vague, so beyond those very specific persons that the regulations recommend engaging with, Carnahan Group has an exhaustive list of potential community leaders, and we will work with our clients to refine the list of individuals to engage.