Enhancing research methods, from data collection and interpretation, community engagement, to identification of prioritized needs.
RAD served as lead consultant for strategic support on the implementation of Southern California, Community Benefits Community Health Needs Assessments, required under the Affordable Care Act, for the 14 medical centers in the Southern California region.
RAD developed materials and tools to enhance research methods, from data collection and interpretation, community engagement, to identification of prioritized needs, among the CHNA medical center consultants. Direct 1:1 technical assistance and trainings were conducted for medical center consultant teams on implementation of requirements, guidelines, research methods, and writing of the final CHNA report.
The CHNA reports inform the selection of health needs and development of implementation strategies each medical center will address through their community benefit work.