UPMC is deeply rooted in its respective communities, and provides many established programs and services to support community health. In 2019, UPMC conducted Community Health Needs Assessments (CHNAs) for its licensed hospitals in compliance with IRS 501(r) guidelines.
Each CHNA incorporates input from community stakeholders and public health experts, and identifies actions and implementation plans to improve community health. UPMC hospitals are making measurable progress on each of their health initiatives, demonstrating an ongoing commitment to improving community health.
UPMC invited more than 2,000 stakeholders to help identify their community's most pressing health needs. Building on the initial CHNAs conducted in Fiscal Years 2013 and 2016, the Fiscal Year 2019 CHNA provided an opportunity for the hospitals to re-engage with community stakeholders in a rigorous, structured process guided by public health experts from the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health.
UPMC’s 2019 CHNAs identify important local health issues and support a coordinated, system-wide community health strategy that extends across the region. Through more than 3,000 programs, UPMC is out in the community – visiting fire halls, church festivals, and schools – and advancing health for local residents.