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December 31, 2013

2012-2013 Hospital Community Needs Assessment (CHNA) Reporting Information



Understanding the health status and health needs of Northeast Ohioans is essential to the region’s hospitals. That’s why The Center for Health Affairs engaged The Hospital Council of Northwest Ohio (HCNO) to conduct county-by-county community health needs assessment (CHNA) reports of its members’ counties starting in 2011.

Through the process used by HCNO, primary data is gathered within each county using a mail survey designed with input from hospitals and other community stakeholders. By using a core set of standardized questions across counties, in addition to those recommended by the stakeholder group, this project yields regional community needs assessment data across all of Northeast Ohio. 

These community needs assessment reports not only provide crucial health information to the community, they also allow hospitals to fulfill the CHNA requirement included in the Affordable Care Act. Community needs assessment reports are currently complete for Ashtabula, Cuyahoga, Geauga, Lake, Lorain and Medina Counties.

Community Needs Assessments by County

Please click on the links below to download each report in PDF format.