The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) of 2010 mandated new IRS requirements for hospitals, to help identify and address community health needs.
In 2015-2016, for the first time, all nonprofit hospitals in Washtenaw County, Michigan collaborated to conduct a single Community Health Needs Assessment for the shared geographic region of Washtenaw County. The hospitals, Saint Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor, Saint Joseph Mercy Chelsea, and the University of Michigan Health System, conducted a collaborative community health data collection and assessment process in partnership with Washtenaw County Public Health and area health coalitions; the process was facilitated by the Washtenaw Health Initiative.
UMHS conducted a Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) in 2012-2013, in collaboration with community partners. In response to our findings, we developed and adopted an Implementation Plan in 2012 to address priority health needs.
We will repeat this effort at least every three years.
To request a copy by mail of the 2016 Joint CHNA Report, 2013 UMHS CHNA Report, Implementation Plan or logic models, please contact the UMHS Department of Community Health Services at (734) 998-2156.