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A Benefit To Our Community

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A Benefit to Our Community

As a non-profit organization established and supported by our local community, Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters has a strong commitment to assess and meet the healthcare needs of our region's children. In the links below, you can read the results of our Community Health Needs Assessments, which are the formal studies we use to determine the pediatric needs of our community, and more about the programs and services we offer to improve the health and wellbeing of our children.

Community Health Needs Assessments 

Every three years we conduct a Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) to better understand the healthcare needs of our community. Bon Secours Hampton Roads, Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters, Riverside Health System, Sentara Healthcare, and the Hampton and Peninsula Health Districts of the Virginia Department of Health worked together to conduct the 2019 survey of the health needs in the various communities we serve to include the Peninsula, South Hampton Roads, Western Tidewater, Eastern Shore and Northeastern North Carolina. The findings inform our decision-making, our programs and our services. They also help to ensure that we are using our resources to create the greatest community benefit and fostering effective community partnerships to benefit children's health. 

Implementation Strategy Plans

Based on the findings from the CHNA, we develop an Implementation Strategy Plan to guide our work. 

Your feedback is important in refining this plan as we move forward. Please email any thoughts and suggestions to To request a free paper copy of the Community Health Needs Assessment and Implementation Plan email us at

Community Benefit Reports 

At CHKD, working to improve the lives of our community's children is a twofold endeavor, deeply ingrained in our mission, our history and our daily work. On one hand, we are the regional referral center for pediatrics, trusted by parents and fellow providers alike to offer the most advanced pediatric technology, training and care. On the other, we are the safety net provider for the children of our region, assuming the financial responsibility of caring for all children, knowing that we will never be fully reimbursed for many of the services we provide.

In the publications below, we give you a closer look at some of the ways CHKD benefits our community and improves the quality of life in our region. The programs and activities included in these reports meet at least one of the following goals: improving access to care, enhancing public health, advancing knowledge or relieving government burden.

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