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Community Assessment

A community health assessment, CHA or a community health needs assessment CHNA, refers to a state, tribal, local, or territorial health assessment that identifies key health needs and issues through processes that are systematic and comprehensive data collected and paired with analysis.

“A CHA gives organizations detailed information about the community’s current health status, needs, and issues. This information can help in developing a community health improvement plan by justifying how and where resources should be allocated to best meet community needs,” said Zach Woods, Director of Public Health. Woods stated, "Community will help drive direction for programs and interventions in Union County."


Benefits of a CHA/CHNA:

· Improvement for organizational and community coordination and collaboration

· Increase of knowledge about public health and the interconnectedness of activities

· Strengthen partnerships within state and local public health systems

· Identify strengths and weaknesses to address in quality improvement efforts

· Provides a baseline for performance to use in preparing for accreditation

· Implementation of benchmarks for public health practice improvements


A community health improvement plan, CHIP, is a long-term systematic effort to address public health problems based on the results of a CHA survey and the community health improvement process. Information from a collected CHA helps guide the CHIP with the plan updating every three to five years as the community and it's needs evolve over time. With community member feedback the insight to needs becomes more accurate in representation making the analysis of need most effective in efforts to continuously improve the places and environment we all work, play, and live together.


Survey will be live starting

July 18th!


Use the QR code or click the link below to transport you to the Community Health Assessment Survey, Thank you for your participation!

Link-> 2022 Union County Community Health Assessment Survey (surveymonkey.com)