Laderman M, Whittington J. Assessing community health needs. Healthcare Executive. 2015 Sept;30(5):70-73.
Examining the community data available through the community health needs assessment process helps hospital leaders understand population health management is not just about risk stratification by providing insight into the ways that clinical outcomes are inextricably linked to social determinants of health. This article presents four practical ways hospital leaders can improve the linkage between the community health needs assessment process, community benefit spending, and efforts to improve population health in the communities they serve.