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Community Health Needs Assessment and Implementation Plan

Clark Fork Valley Hospital places a high importance on maintaining and growing our relationships with other community organizations, groups and residents. We take pride in being an integral part of the communities we serve.

Community Health Needs assessment and Implementation Plan

As a tax-exempt organization under IRS Section 501(c)(3), Clark Fork Valley Hospital is required to conduct a Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) every three years and to adopt an implementation strategy to meet the needs identified. The CHNA process involves the following steps:

  1. Define the community served by the hospital
  2. Assess the health needs of that community
  3. In assessing the community’s health needs, solicit and take into account input received from persons who represent the broad interests of that community, including those with special knowledge of or expertise in public health
  4. Document the CHNA in a written report that is adopted for the hospital facility by an authorized body, e.g. the Governing Board
  5. Make the CHNA report widely available to the public

After finalizing and adopting its Community Health Needs Assessment, the hospital is required to develop an Implementation Plan that addresses the health needs identified in its local community. This plan must be adopted by the Governing Board and provide, for each health need identified:

  • A description of how the hospital facility plans to address the health need, or
  • An identification of the health need as one that the hospital does not intend to address and explanation of why the hospital does not intend to address it

Clark Fork Valley Hospital last performed a Community Health Needs Assessment and Implementation Plan in 2020. This study determined the following four significant health issues in our community:

  1. Behavioral Health (Mental Health and Substance Abuse)
  2. Primary Care and Dental Access and Utilization for Medicaid Patients
  3. Obesity/Health Lifestyle (Diabetes and Health Food)
  4. Healthcare Education and Outreach

Please click on the links below to download a copy of Clark Fork Valley Hospital’s current or past CHNA Reports or Implementation Plans.

2012 Community Health Needs Assessment

2013 CFVH Implementation Plan- Addressing Community Health Needs

2014 Community Health Needs Assessment

2014 CFVH Implementation Plan - Addressing Community Health Needs

2017 Community Health Needs Assessment

2017 CFVH Implementation Plan - Addressing Community Health Needs

2020 Community Health Needs Assessment

2020 Implementation Plan - Addressing Community Health Needs

2023 Community Health Needs Assessment

2023 Implementation Plan

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