In June, CHOP’s Board of Trustees approved the 2016 Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA). The CHNA, required every three years by the Affordable Care Act, identifies and prioritizes community health needs so the Hospital can develop strategies and implementation plans that benefit the public as well as satisfy the requirements of the Affordable Care Act.

Continuing needs identified in our communities included access to behavioral/mental health services, access to healthy foods, access to primary care providers and specialists and the need for better coordination of care, among other priorities.