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 ("ETCH") 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.
If you have a specific question or comment about our Community Needs Assessment, please use our contact form and someone will respond to you as soon as possible.
Read more about East Tennessee Children's Hospital plan to address the health needs of our community in the Community Health Needs Assessment embedded below or download the CHNA report as a PDF.