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Community Health Needs Assessment

As a community not-for-profit health system, Jackson Hospital conducts routine assessments of the communities we serve. These Community Health Needs Assessments (CHNAs) are used to help identify the greatest health needs and to help the hospital and its community partners plan programming to help address those needs.

Our research includes the use of input from community partners, localized population data and members of the community served by Jackson Hospital.

CHNA Requirements

As required by the Treasury Department (“Treasury”) and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), this CHNA includes the following:
• A description of the community served;
• A description of the process and methods used to conduct the CHNA, including:
• A description of the sources and dates of the data and the other information used in the assessment; and,
• The analytical methods applied to identify community health needs.
• The identification of all organizations with which JH collaborated, if applicable, including their qualifications;
• A description of how JH took into account input from persons who represented the broad interests of the community served by JH, including those with special knowledge of or expertise in public health, written comments regarding the hospital’s previous CHNA, and any individual providing input who was a leader or representative of the community served by JH; and,
• A prioritized description of all of the community health needs identified through the CHNA and a description of the process and criteria used in prioritizing those needs