Hospitals have long been places people go when they are ill, going to have a baby, or to get a test.
Not-for-profit hospitals, in order to keep that IRS status, have been required for the past few years to file a Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) every three years, along with a plan to address health needs, such as diabetes, high blood pressure, and obesity.
Email us to get a copy of the "Infectious DiseaseGuidelines for Hospital PR & Marketing Communications" report to hospitals in the U.S. There is no charge for this report. We're trying to get discussion among hospital communicators on how and if hospitals should communicate messages about infectious diseases, including hospital acquired infections (HAI), Ebola, measles, and other diseases in the community.
Some hospital systems are keeping their website, Facebook and Twitter users informed about the changing status of Ebola in Africa. Most hospitals, however, are silent about Ebola, even though people in their service areas are watching news reports daily on Ebola and worried about such diseases coming to the US.