Community Health Needs Assessment

IRC Section 501(r) requires healthcare organizations to assess the health needs of their communities and adopt implementation strategies to address identified needs. Per IRC Section 501(r), a byproduct of the Affordable Care Act, to comply with federal tax-exemption requirements, a tax-exempt hospital facility must: 

  • Conduct a community health needs assessment every three years 
  • Adopt an implementation strategy to meet the community health needs identified through the assessment
  • Report how the system is addressing the needs identified in the community health needs assessment and a description of the needs that are not being addressed, along with the reasons why those needs are not being addressed

The community health needs assessment must take into account input from persons who represent the broad interest of the community served by the hospital facility, including those with special knowledge of or expertise in public health. The hospital facility must make the community health needs assessment widely available to the public.  

Community Service Plans

Community Service Plans (CSPs) are a New York State requirement for improving the health and well-being of our communities through a collaborative approach led by hospitals and healthcare systems. Healthcare organizations are required to create and implement CSPs to address identified health priorities in the communities they serve and map out strategies to achieve goals. Hospitals share their CSPs with the public and update the Department of Health on their progress.

Community Health Needs Planning and Assessment

New York


Public comments on our Community Service Plan are welcome:

Please send comments to:

Health Quest
Attn: Trista Parker/Community Health Needs Assessment
1351 Route 55, Suite 200
LaGrangeville, NY 12540