Distance Learning

The Intersection of Public Health and Health Care—The Role of Law, Part IV: Implementing the ACA— Community Health Needs Assessments (Intermediate) On Demand Recording

Recorded On: 09/18/2015

In this webinar the speakers will provide an overview of the community health needs assessment (CHNA) requirements for charitable 501(c)(3) hospitals. Speakers will discuss the CHNA legal framework, describe the Centers for Disease and Prevention's Community Health Improvement Navigator, highlight resources for implementing the CHNA process, and describe strategies for moving from the assessment stage to broader population health initiatives. The webinar will also include case studies highlighting the legal challenges and opportunities inherent in any CHNA program. Participants will also be able to ask questions of the speakers.

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Level of Difficulty: Intermediate

Intermediate-level programs generally offer focused discussions regarding common legal issues pertaining to the program topic. Intermediate programs include legal updates and changes in the law. Speakers will assume the audience has a working knowledge of this specialty of health law, and there will be limited review of the fundamentals. This program is designed to provide a targeted, comprehensive analysis of the subject matter for those practicing law in this specialty for three to seven years and/or those whose practice is periodically focused in the covered subject area.

This webinar is presented in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and The Network for Public Health Law.

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Sponsoring AHLA Group:

  • AHLA Public Interest Committee

Co-sponsoring AHLA Group:

  • Hospitals and Health Systems Practice Group


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Denise Koo, MD, MPH

Captain, U.S. Public Health Service

Office of the Associate Director for Policy
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Atlanta, GA

Matthew Penn, JD, MLIS

Director, Public Health Law Program

Office for State, Tribal, Local and Territorial Support
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Atlanta, GA

Gene Matthews, JD, MPH

Director, Southeastern Region Leaders

The Network for Public Health Law Senior Fellow
North Carolina Institute for Public Health
University of North Carolina Gillings School of Global Public Health
Chapel Hill, NC

Martha Somerville


Somerville Consulting
Baltimore, MD

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