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Community Health Needs Assessment


Demonstrating Community Need 

As part of the Affordable Care Act, tax-exempt hospitals are required to complete a Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) once every three years. In 2018 and again in 2021, a CHNA was conducted and identified the greatest health needs in our community. The 2021 report includes a comprehensive assessment of Decatur County, Kansas.


The analyses include a careful review of the most current health data available, demographics and input from numerous community representatives. The process culminates in the development of an Implementation Plan to address the significant needs identified through the CHNA. The CHNA and Implementation Plan report was presented to and approved by the Hospital Board on September 20, 2021. Decatur Health will utilize its 2021 plan as a guide over the next three years to offer programs that support the health of the community and the mission of the organization.


Click on the links below to review the Decatur Health 2018 and 2021 CHNA and Implementation Plans:


2018 Community Health Needs Assessment 

2019-2021 Implementation Plan

2021 Community Health Needs Assessment and Implementation Plan


Please address any written comments on the 2021 CHNA and Implementation Plan or requests for a paper copy to:


Decatur Health

ATTN: Administration

810 W Columbia St

Oberlin, KS 67749

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