Every three years, each acute care hospital within UofL Health conducts a community health needs assessment and develops implementation strategies to address chosen priorities. Community health needs assessments (CHNA) support our purpose to enhance the health of people in the communities we serve by identifying health needs in these communities and prioritizing the allocation of hospital resources to meet those needs. Additionally, the completion of these reports and subsequent approval and adoption by the Board of Directors complies with CHNA requirements mandated by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 and federal tax-exemption requirements.
We are pleased to present this report documenting this important work. Improving the health status of Kentuckians is a big job. If we are successful, all of our citizens will be the winners — as will generations to come.