Hospital Community Benefit and Tobacco Cessation


This toolkit provides state and local public health professionals with the tools and guidance they need to be informed and active participants in hospital Community Health Needs Assessments (CHNAs).

The toolkit provides background on three topics to help public health professionals approach CHNAs:

  • Why public health professionals should care about hospital CHNAs
  • How to make the case for including tobacco – regardless of what conditions or needs a hospital prioritizes for its post-CHNA implementation plan
  • How to determine which hospitals in your state have completed a CHNA and if tobacco was identified as a high impact driver in the community or prioritized for the CHNA implementation plan

In addition, it provides supporting resources, including:

  • An overview of resources available to public health professionals for working with hospitals on tobacco cessation
  • A background document that provides a statutory and plain English overview of what a CHNA is and must include
  • A glossary defining acronyms

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Page last updated: June 7, 2024

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