Hospital community benefit obligations: Implications for health centers, public health, and communities
Learning Areas:Ethics, professional and legal requirements
Public health or related organizational policy, standards, or other guidelines
Public health or related public policy
Describe the community health needs assessment (CHNA) requirements of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA). Discuss the ethical dimensions and obligations included in the ACA. Describe opportunities for public health officials to participate in the CHNA process.
Keyword(s): Community Benefits, Ethics
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Any relevant financial relationships? No
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