|Community Health Needs Assessment|
|New Hampshire requires nonprofit hospitals and other health care charitable trusts to conduct community needs assessments and to update them at least every five years. N.H. Rev. Stat. Ann. Tit. I, §7:32-f.
To assist in determining the activities to be included in its community benefit plan, each nonprofit hospital and other health care charitable trusts must conduct a community needs assessment. A hospital’s needs assessment may be conducted individually or with other health care charitable trusts in its community. The needs assessment process must include “consultation with members of the public, community organizations, service providers, and local government officials.” N.H. Rev. Stat., Tit. I, §7:32-f (2004).