Community Health Needs Assessment
Part of BRG’s participation in the
Mayor’s Healthy City Initiative includes collaboration with other organizations to define the community
we serve, its significant health needs, and how we work to address those needs.
This complies with the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
requiring all tax-exempt hospitals to complete a Community Health Needs
Assessment (CHNA) and Implementation Plan every three years. In 2012,
federal regulations allowed hospitals to complete this process individually
or collaboratively. Baton Rouge’s Mayor’s Healthy City Initiative
brought partner hospitals together and was one of the first communities
in the country to complete a collaborative CHNA. Since 2012, regulations
changed to allow all hospitals to work together to develop a single official document.
Baton Rouge is the first community in the United States to have partner
hospitals work together to create a Joint CHNA and
Community Implementation Plan.
2015 Community Health Needs Assessment
2012 Community Health Needs Assessment