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What is a community health needs assessment?
A community health needs assessment (CHNA) is a community-driven method of systematically studying data to inform community decision-making and policy development in relation to health. CHNAs typically include data from well-established sources, as well as new data collected from residents through community input processes. In addition to serving as a useful tool for problem identification, CHNAs also become an instrument for evaluating community success in addressing priority health concerns.

What is a community health improvement plan?
A community health improvement plan (CHIP) is a community-wide strategic plan that is developed to respond to top health issues identified through the completion of a community health needs assessment (CHNA). CHIPs include goals, objectives, and strategies agreed upon by community partners that are employed to address top health concerns. Strategies are implemented over a 3-5 year time-frame and evaluated for community impact.


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2013-2014 Community Health Needs Assessment

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2011-2012 Community Health Improvement Plan

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