The recently enacted Healthcare Reform Legislation (Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act) requires nonprofit hospitals to perform a community health needs assessment every three years and adopt an implementation strategy to meet the outstanding community health needs identified in the assessment as a condition of maintaining the organizations federal tax exemption.

During 2012 through 2013, The North Valley Health Center (NVHC) elected to collaborate with the local Community Health Board, Quin Community Health Services, along with four community hospitals and public health organizations in the five county region in preparation of a health needs assessment and use these documents as a planning tool to assist in initiating strategic initiatives to support medical services.

Needs Assessment 2013[2].pdf