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Community Health Needs Assessment

The 2023-2024 Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) is Lakewood Health System’s fourth edition in a series of published reports mandated by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (ACA). The ACA requires tax-exempt hospitals to conduct a comprehensive assessment every three years and to adopt an implementation strategy plan to meet the community health needs identified in the process.

Lakewood Health System identified the following priorities it plans to address between 2023-2025:

  • Improving quality of life
  • Promoting access to resources and care
  • Enhancing the built environments

The CHNA is central to Lakewood Health System’s annual community benefits and investments planning and is used as a powerful tool to bridge and strengthen community partnership. The CHNA also serves as a baseline for tracking and measuring health issues and needs in the community.

To read the current and past CHNA reports, click on View Documents.

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