Community Health Needs Assessment

Good health is not determined solely by the quality of services delivered by health care professionals. To truly promote health in Interior Alaska, FHP engages more broadly in the community and partners with others to craft joint and sustainable solutions.

To be eligible for non-profit tax-exempt status, hospitals must document provision of community benefit. The 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) requires tax-exempt hospitals to have a written financial aid policy, conduct Community Health Needs Assessments (CHNAs) every three years, develop associated Community Health Improvement Plans (CHIPs), and to report annually on actions taken.

Community Benefit Planning Cycle 

community benefit planning cycle

During the spring of 2020, FHP developed a Community Health Improvement Plan (2020-2022 CHIP) to address the priorities identified in the CHNA. 

FHP welcomes feedback on the CHNA and CHIP reports, please use this link:

Community Health Needs Assessments (CHNAs)

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