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Community Health Needs Assessment

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) requires nonprofit hospitals conduct a community health needs assessment (CHNA) every three years. This requirement provides an opportunity for hospital organizations, numerous governmental public health agencies, and additional stakeholders to gather data that can be used to identify community needs and to inform strategies to address them.

In partnership with the School of Population Health, the Myrlie Evers-Williams Institute for the Elimination of Health Disparities collects data and completes the CHNA processes and reports for Children’s of Mississippi and UMMC Adult Hospital. View past CHNA reports here.

Your perspective is critical and will help determine how to best address the health needs of Mississippi's children.  If you are 18 years old or older and a Mississippi resident, please take a few minutes to complete the survey.  We will use this information to design and implement programs to address barriers to good health.  If you have questions, please contact the Bower School of Population Health at (601) 984-1020.