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North Carolina Hospital Association

Serving North Carolina Hospitals & Health Systems


Community Health Needs Assessment

To help hospitals and health systems successfully accomplish a meaningful community health assessment, please reference these websites and resources.

Community Health Assessment Resources, NC Division of Public Health

  • Community Health Assessment Cycle
  • Community Health Assessment Reports by County
  • Community Health Assessment Guidebook
  • Community Health Assessment Data


Joint Policy Guidance and FAQ About Community Health Needs Assessment in NC:

Joint Policy Guidance from NCHA and NC Division of Public Health

 Frequently Asked Questions

Whitepapers About Community Health Needs Assessment

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act: Newly Required Community Health Needs Assessments
Brian Ackerman and Kelly Van Ochten

Community Health Needs Assessments: Timing and Clarifications
Daniel Carter and Brian Ackerman
With special legal commentary by Joseph M. Kahn, Esq. of Nexsen Pruet

NC-based Technical Assistance Resources to Support Organizations Developing a Community Health Needs Assessment:

NC Institute for Public Health
Dorothy Cilenti
Campus Box 8165
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-8165
Phone: 919.966.1069

Care Share Health Alliance
Kellan Chapin, MPH
Executive Director
222 North Person Street
Raleigh, NC 27601
Phone: 919.861.8357

Dawn Carter
Founder & President
6320 Quadrangle Drive
Suite 180
Chapel Hill, NC 27517
Phone: 919.266.1701

IRS Schedule H Guidance

Form 990, Schedule H

Instructions for Form 990, Schedule H


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