Community Health Needs Assessment

University Medical Center New Orleans cares deeply about the health of our city and region. As part of this commitment, UMC New Orleans worked collaboratively with local partners to conduct a Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA). The goal of the process is to identify the health needs of the communities served by the hospital, while developing a deeper understanding of community needs and identifying community health priorities. 

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) requires that nonprofit hospitals conduct CHNAs every three years.

As a partnering hospital of a regional collaborative effort to assess community health needs, UMC New Orleans  collaborated with 15 hospitals and other community‐based organizations in the region
during the CHNA process.

Click here to download the 2015 UMC New Orleans Community Health Needs Assessment.

Our Partners


The Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center New Orleans has teaching, research, and health care functions state-wide, through its six professional schools and twelve Centers of Excellence, as well as the more than one hundred hospitals and other health science related institutions with which they maintain affiliations.


The second-oldest medical school in the Deep South and the 15th oldest medical school in the United States, Tulane School of Medicine is equipping the next generation of medical professionals with the tools to succeed in a rapidly changing world and shape the future of health care.