According to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), private, non-profit hospitals, such as Sheppard Pratt, must perform a Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) every three years. Through our Community Health Needs Assessment, we evaluated the health needs of individuals living in the service areas of our two hospital campuses in Towson and Ellicott City. From there, we developed a plan and an implementation strategy so we can meet the community health needs identified.

Our most recent comprehensive Community Health Needs Assessment was conducted in 2019. The Community Health Needs Assessment reports, linked below, present the data we have collected and the key factors impacting the health of the communities we serve.

2019 Towson Community Health Needs Assessment

2019 Ellicott City Community Health Needs Assessment

Community Health Needs Assessment Implementation Plan

In addition to completing a Community Health Needs Assessment, we also develop an implementation plan. Our latest implementation plan, developed in 2016, identifies the initiatives we are undertaking in order to improve the health of the communities served by our Towson and Ellicott City hospital campuses. The implementation plan is based on the findings from our CHNAs.

2016 Towson Implementation Plan 

2016 Ellicott City Implementation Plan

2016 Community Health Needs Assessment

2016 Towson Community Health Needs Assessment

2016 Ellicott City Community Health Needs Assessment

2013 Community Health Needs Assessment

2013 Community Health Needs Assessment

2013 Implementation Plan