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Community Health Needs Assessments: Aligning Hospital Investments and Public Health Outcomes

posted on Wed, Mar 26 2014 12:00 am by The Network for Public Health Law

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Wednesday, March 26 at 2 - 3:30 p.m. (ET). 

In this webinar, Molly Berkery from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) Public Health Law Program and Professor Mary Crossley from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, will discuss the new community health needs assessment (CHNA) requirements for charitable 501(c)(3) hospitals. Ms. Berkery will provide an overview of the CHNA legal framework and discuss the CDC’s resources for implementing the CHNA process. Professor Crossley will describe strategies for moving from the assessment stage to broader population health initiatives, with an emphasis on health department and hospital collaboration, and highlight how such community investments can provide a solid return on investment for hospitals in a changing health care environment.

The webinar will conclude with case studies highlighting the challenges and opportunities inherent in any CHNA program, and a Q&A session with attendees.


  • Corey Davis, J.D., M.S.P.H., Staff Attorney, National Health Law Program and Network for Public Health Law Southeastern Region


  • Molly Berkery, J.D., M.P.H., Senior Attorney, CDC, Public Health Law Program
  • Mary Crossley, J.D., Professor, University of Pittsburgh School of Law and Scholar in Residence, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Learning Objectives

  • Track the origins of  community benefit requirements at the state and national levels
  • Review CHNA regulatory standards and effective compliance strategies
  • Explore case studies that highlight successful community partnerships and means of assessing community interventions


CDC_logo_sm.jpg   This webinar is offered by the Network for Public Health Law and the Centers for Disease Control
   and Prevention (CDC) Public Health Law Program.


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