Johns Hopkins Community Health Needs Assessments and Community Benefits Reports

CHNA & Implementation Strategy

The Affordable Care Act (ACA), enacted on March 23, 2010 requires not-for-profit hospitals to conduct a Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) once every three taxable years that meets the requirement the Internal Revenue Code 501(r) set forth by the ACA. It also requires each hospital to adopt an Implementation Strategy that addresses the community health needs identified by the CHNA.  Beginning in 2016, one comprehensive CHNA is conducted with a single Implementation Strategy adopted for both hospitals as the Community Benefit Service Areas (CBSAs) were expanded and combined to be the same for both.

The development of the CHNA and the Implementation Strategy for The Johns Hopkins Hospital (JHH) was led by the Office of Government and Community Affairs (Tom Lewis, Vice President) with oversight by Dr. Redonda Miller (President, Johns Hopkins Hospital) and Dr. Richard Bennett (President, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center).  The 2018 process involved the contributions of over 1,460 individuals through direct interviews, surveys and focus groups. Key stakeholder groups included, but were not limited to, community residents, members of faith based organizations, health care providers, neighborhood association leaders, elected officials, health professionals, Johns Hopkins Medicine leadership and other experts both internal and external to Johns Hopkins.  Information was collected and analyzed from secondary data encompassing health statistics, demographics, socioeconomic information, etc.

The CHNA is a report based on epidemiological, qualitative and comparative methods that assesses the health issues in a hospital organization’s community and that community’s access to services related to those issues.  The Implementation Strategy is a list of specific strategies and goals that demonstrate how The Johns Hopkins Hospital and Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center plan to meet the CHNA-identified health needs of the residents in the communities surrounding the hospital, i.e. the Community Benefit Service Area.

Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) and Implementation Strategy: Fiscal Year 2018

 The Johns Hopkins Hospital and Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center


An overview and summary of the previous 2016 CHNA is available for review below.


Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) and Implementation Strategy: Fiscal Year 2016:

 The Johns Hopkins Hospital and Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center

Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) - Fiscal Year 2013:

The Johns Hopkins Hospital      

Bayview Medical Center

CHNA Implementation Strategy - Fiscal Year 2013:

The Johns Hopkins Hospital

Bayview Medical Center

An inventory of additional resources available to the community is available: Community Resource Inventory

 The Johns Hopkins Hospital and Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center Community Benefits Reports

Each year, the Maryland Health Services Cost Review Commission (HSCRC) requires Maryland hospitals to submit community benefit information to the Commission in order to compile a publicly available, statewide Community Benefit Report (CBR).  Current year and previous year CBRs that were submitted by the individual hospitals are available on the HSCRC’s website. Below are the FY 2017 CBR Inventory and Narrative for The Johns Hopkins Hospital and JH Bayview Medical Center, respectively.

Fiscal Year 2017 The Johns Hopkins Hospital Report

Fiscal Year 2017 Bayview Medical Center Report



Fiscal Year 2015 Community Benefits Brochure