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Community Health Needs Assessment

Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA)

Health Analysis in East Tennessee

Community assessment is the foundation for improving and promoting the health of community members. The role of a community assessment is to identify factors that affect the health of a population and determine the availability of resources within the community to adequately address these factors. East Tennessee Children's Hospital routinely assesses the community needs to evaluate the overall health status of the children it serves. The information from these assessments is used to guide the strategic planning process of the organization.

Periodically, not-for-profit hospitals are required to conduct a Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) and develop an implementation plan to best serve the community's health needs.


Community Health Needs Assessment 2019

Community Health Needs Assessment 2019At East Tennessee Children’s Hospital, children are our only concern. We are dedicated to improving the health of children through exceptional and comprehensive family-centered care, promotion of wellness, and education. That mission extends beyond our campus, and into the community we serve.

Community assessment is the foundation for improving and promoting the health of community members. This Community Health Needs Assessment, in compliance with the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, provides our organization with the information we need to guide the strategic decision-making. The data collected in this report allows East Tennessee Children’s Hospital to help shape the health and well-being of our community.

Beginning in early 2018 through spring 2019, key stakeholders at Children’s Hospital began conducting interviews, distributing surveys, and collecting data from state and county-specific organizations...


Community Health Needs Assessment 2016

Read more about East Tennessee Children's Hospital plan to address the health needs of our community in the Community Health Needs Assessment by downloading the 2016 CHNA report as a PDF.


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