Community Health Need Assessments

A community health need assessment (CHNA) is conducted every three years and is an examination of the health status indicators for a given population that is used to identify key problems and assets in a community. Community health assessment data informs community decision-making, the prioritization of health problems and the development, implementation and the evaluation of community health improvement plans.The ultimate goal of a community health assessment is to develop strategies to address the community’s health needs and identified issues.

The essential ingredients in conducting a community health assessment are community engagement and collaborative participation. Clay County conducted its first Community Health Assessment in 2015 with the Northland Health Alliance and other community partners.

2018 Northland Health Alliance Community Health Needs Assessment

Previous Community Health Assessments & Related Documents

For more information about the community health assessment or to request specific information, contact the epidemiology program at (816) 595-4364.