2016 Sonoma County Community Health Needs Assessment

The 2016 Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) offers a comprehensive community health profile that encompasses the conditions that impact health in our county. Conducting a triennial Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) is a requirement for not-for-profit hospitals as part of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA). Guided by the understanding that health encompasses more than disease or illness, the 2016 CHNA process continues to utilize a comprehensive framework for understanding health that looks at ways a variety of social, environmental, and economic factors—also referred to as “social determinants” —impact health.