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  • The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) initiated an IRS Code requiring tax-exempt hospitals (501 c 3) to complete a Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) once every three years. The CHNA’s include input from the geographic area that each hospital serves, and, they must be representative of the community-at-large.  The process must include input from a range of professionals with public health expertise.  In addition to the CHNA, implementation strategies must accompany the assessments and the strategies must address the community perceived health needs.

    The Inspira Medical Center Vineland (Cumberland County, NJ), Inspira Medical Center Elmer (Salem County, NJ) and Inspira Medical Center Woodbury (Gloucester County, NJ ) conducted a Community Health Needs Assessment in each of their respective counties. 

    Click here to view the 2019-2020-2021 CHNA for Cumberland, Gloucester, and Salem Counties. 

    View the CHNA that was conducted previously:
    • Click here to view the 2016-2017-2018 Cumberland County CHNA.
    • Click here to view the 2016-2017-2018 Salem County CHNA.  
    • Click here to view the 2016-2017-2018 Gloucester County CHNA.
    The Health Needs Assessment was developed in partnership with the agencies in the Cumberland Salem Health and Wellness Alliance. Click here to view their website.

    Since the results of each CHNA was almost identical,  Inspira Health has created one set of Implementation Strategies across our network  (all three of our acute care hospitals).