Community Health Needs Assessments and Community Health Improvement Plans

Strengthening Communities and Transforming Health Care

Every three years, hospitals across the Providence family collaborate with like-minded organizations, including local nonprofits, social services and agencies, charitable foundations, educational institutions and many others to conduct a community health needs assessment, or CHNA. The findings from these analyses help our entire organization better understand the greatest areas of need, with a special focus on those who are poor and vulnerable.

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Using data and information collected through our CHNAs, our hospitals collaborate with other Providence teams and many longstanding partners to develop solutions reflected in our community health investment plans, or CHIPs. Each CHIP contains coordinated strategies responding to immediate needs as well as root causes affecting health and well-being. For common needs present across our seven states, such as access to care or housing instability, the Providence Community Health Investment Team uses a coordinated strategy that is tailored to local situations.

Here you can see each hospital’s most recent CHNA and CHIP.

To request a paper copy without charge, provide feedback about the CHNA or CHIP Reports, or any additional inquiries, please email