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2021 Nov 20

Eval Program Plann


Using adverse childhood experiences to explore the usefulness of community health needs assessments to monitor complex determinants of health at the local level.


Hospital led community health needs assessments (CHNAs) are intended to help medical care organizations assess determinants of health within the communities they serve. This study demonstrates the utility of data from non-profit hospital CHNAs to monitor complex health issues such as adverse childhood events (ACEs) at the local-level.