Public Urged to Complete Community Health Survey by June 15
The Department of Public Health and Wellness is encouraging residents of Louisville to help the department and local hospitals decide what kinds of programs, policies and services will help them lead healthier lives. The Department of Public Health and Wellness is conducting the 2015 Community Health Needs Assessment survey in partnership with Baptist Health, KentuckyOne Health and Norton Healthcare.
The survey is posted on the Metro Public Health and Wellness website at http://www.louisvilleky.gov/health and is also being distributed through hospitals, physicians’ offices and community groups. The survey is available in both English and Spanish.
Provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) require each non-profit hospital in the United States to conduct a community health needs assessment, to adopt an implementation strategy to meet identified community health needs and to then file a report with the Internal Revenue Service every three years. In conducting the assessment, non-profit hospitals are required to take into account input from people representing a broad range of interests of the community served, including those with special expertise in public health.
“We would like to get input from as many people as possible throughout Louisville by June 15,” said Metro Public Health and Wellness interim director Dr. Sarah Moyer, “Their answers to survey questions will help us shape programs and services in upcoming years.”