Rhode Island
Community Health Needs Assessment
Rhode Island requires each hospital to develop a formal Board-approved community benefit plan that includes a comprehensive assessment of the health care needs of its community.

The assessment must include needs related to the goals articulated in A Healthier Rhode Island by 2010: A Plan for Action, and a statement of priorities consistent with the hospital’s resources. 23-17.14 R.I. Code R. §11.5 (b).