Community Health Needs Assessment

In compliance with the 2010 Affordable Care Act, a team from St. Francis Medical Center facilitated discussions and processes for completing the Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA). This document:

  • defines the community a hospital serves,
  • identifies what the significant health needs are in each community served,
  • and explains how the hospital is working to address those community health needs.

Assessing community health needs and developing appropriate plans to address these needs is essential to improving and sustaining the health of our communities. To do so, we must understand our communities, the needs identified, and the process for moving forward to improve the health of Baton Rouge.


Learn more about the 2010 Affordable Care Act