In spring 2012, Tucson Medical Center joined forces with Tucson’s nonprofit hospitals on a Pima County Community Health Needs Assessment.
The Affordable Care Act’s requires tax-exempt, nonprofit hospitals to complete a Community Health Needs Assessment every three years and to implement strategies to address the needs identified in the report.
The 121-page assessment was completed with information obtained through written questionnaires and focus groups attended by key informants and community leaders representing the various needs and interests of Pima County. The assessment draws from county health rankings, the Arizona Department of Health Services Vital Statistics, Primary Care Area Statistical Profiles and the U.S. Census Bureau.
TMC combined the information from the CHNA with the 2011 Pima County Community Health Assessment and the Arizona Child Fatality Review Program as it developed its Implementation Plan. With input from staff, physicians, and hospital and community leaders, TMC published its Implementation Plan in October 2012.
The TMC Implementation Plan is based on data from the following: