Partnering with Hospitals for CHNA and IPLAN

July 23, 2013 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Kristin Monnard


Web-Training: Partnering with Hospitals for  CHNA and IPLAN
an IPLAN training webinar

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According to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010, Section 501(r) (3) requires non-profit hospitals to conduct a CHNA at least once every three years and adopt an implementation strategy to meet the community health needs identified through the CHNA. The CHNA 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.

Likewise, certified local health departments in Illinois are required to conduct a community health assessment and community health improvement plan, or IPLAN, every 5 years. Local health departments in Illinois have a long history of inviting hospitals to sit at the table during this assessment and planning process to contribute data, analyze issues and provide input into selecting priorities and strategies to address health problems and issues.

During this session, participants will explore the common requirements, differences, opportunities for partnership and potential barriers for partnership and how to overcome them. The webinar will focus on exploring the partnership development process including essentials for successful partnerships, guidance for developing a shared mission, vision and values to guide the CHNA/IPLAN, defining a shared community and formalizing partnership agreements. We will hear from two communities who have formed successful partnerships to lead the community health assessment and planning activities leading to or resulting in collaborative implementation.