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The Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) is a vital tool to aid in identifying priority health needs and aligning partners and resources to address community needs. The Affordable Care Act requires all nonprofit hospitals to develop a Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) to identify high priority community health needs and an Implementation Plan to address these needs.This course will identify the general requirements for CHNAs and Implementation Plans that must be met by all nonprofit hospitals, discuss the strengths and weaknesses of the Iowa CHNAs and Implementation Plans and present some of the best practices to overcome these weaknesses, and describe how this process can be used to improve the health of individual patients and the overall population.