Community Health Needs Assessment: Legal Requirements, Practical Opportunities


At the AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting on June 25, 2013, in Baltimore, Maryland, Hospital Community Benefit Program Director Martha H. Somerville, JD, MPH, delivered a panel discussion. Her presentation addressed hospital charity care/community benefits/tax exemption; federal community health needs assessment and implementation strategies; collaborative needs assessment; and the role of nonprofit hospitals in health system transformation.

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