COMMUNITY HEALTH NEEDS ASSESSMENT
Health needs assessment is a systematic process for determining the health needs of a particular community or population, and then using the results to spur community change. Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) has long been best practice within the field of public health, but the process has gained momentum over the past decade, due to health institutions formally recognizing its importance by requiring it for nonprofit health systems. We believe CHNA should be a catalyst for community engagement, prioritization, and action – not a box to check. Our team works with communities and organizations around the nation to identify indicators, prioritize health needs, and take action. This page represents some of our favorite tools, resources, and stories.
STORIES FROM THE FIELD
Not sure where to start? Don’t let that stop you. These resources are a great place to learn about and begin the CHNA process.
EXPLORE DATA AND PRIORITIZE HEALTH NEEDS
Accessing data to prioritize health needs can be an overwhelming task! Luckily, there’s a wealth of resources which pull together commonly used, high quality indicators. Here are some of our favorites.