Community Health Needs Assessment
As a non-profit medical center, Unity Medical Center complies with the IRS requirements of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. This act requires hospitals with tax-exempt status to work collaboratively with other community organizations to identify local health-related needs and to develop an action plan to address those needs.
UMC Community Health Needs Assessment
These assessments and strategies create an important opportunity to improve the health of communities. They ensure that hospitals have the information they need to provide community benefits that meet the needs of their communities. They also provide an opportunity to improve coordination of hospital community benefits with other efforts to improve community health. By statute, the CHNAs must take into account input from “persons who represent the broad interests of the community served by the hospital facility, including those with special knowledge of or expertise in public health.”