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The State of Children’s Health: 2016 Community Health Needs Assessment for the Kansas City Region (2016 CHNA) is the second assessment since the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (ACA) required hospitals to conduct a triennial community health needs assessments. In addition to fulfilling the ACA requirements and subsequent IRS Section H/Form 990 mandate, the 2016 CHNA process is undertaken:
• to examine the current health status of children and identify unmet health needs in the Children’s Mercy leading service area
• to identify the current health priorities—as well as new and emerging health concerns—among children and families within the larger social context of their community
• to explore community strengths, resources, and gaps in services in order to guide future programming, funding and policy priorities for Children’s Mercy
• to provide community health advocates and providers insight into the health and well-being of the Kansas City region’s children and families.

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Community Health Planning; Needs Assessment; Hospitals, Pediatric