College of Public Health students graduating
Kentucky and Appalachia Public Health Training Center

Community Health Needs Assessment Process

New Resources available:

  • Resources for Implementing the Community Health Needs Assessment Process, a website which provides planning and data resources that can be used for community health needs assessments and community health improvement plans has recently been released.
  • Review the online report Principles to Consider for the Implementation of a Community Health Needs Assessment Process, written by Sara Rosenbaum, JD, The George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services, Department of Health Policy.  The Report identifies seven guiding principles to inform the implementation community health needs assessments and implementation plans, including those being conducted by nonprofit hospitals.
  • The National Network of Public Health Institutes (NNPHI) has an extensive list of CHA and CHIP resources for Action Planning, Community Partnerships, Data and Data Visualization, Engaging Hospitals in CHNA and Community Benefit, Facilitation, Getting Started, Implementation and Monitoring, Logic Models, and Examples of CHAs, CHIPs, and other documents: NNPHI Tools.