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Thursday, February 22, 2018
3:00 – 4:00 PM ET
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More than half of the hospitals in the United States are private, nonprofit organizations that are tax-exempt. Since 2012, they have been required to conduct Community Health Needs Assessments (CHNA) every three years and implement a strategy to deal with issues identified by that Needs Assessment. Data indicates that average spending by tax-exempt hospitals on community benefits has not changed much since 2012. Most hospitals have completed just one CHNA cycle and are struggling with how to have the most impact within the limits of their resources and expertise.
The American Lung Association believes this creates an opportunity for public health to partner and assist these hospitals. In December of 2017, the American Lung Association released a new toolkit to provide state and local public health professionals with the tools and guidance they need to be informed and active participants in hospital Community Health Needs Assessments (CHNAs). The toolkit provides ways to integrate tobacco into the CHNA process in a way that complements other community needs. You can view the toolkit here.
Join the American Lung Association to learn more about Hospital Community Benefit requirements and a new toolkit on the Hospital Community Benefit and tobacco cessation. Webinar participants will learn about the new toolkit and receive tactical, hands-on ideas for how and why to use it. To join us, please register here.
Claire Brockbank, Segue Consulting
Michele Patarino, Segue Consulting
For more information, please contact Anne DiGiulio at email@example.com.
For more resources on tobacco cessation policies, please visit www.lung.or/cessationcoverage.