Community Health Assessments
What does public health in your community look like?
Identifying and inviting other community stakeholders to participate in your Community Health Assessment will break down silos, improve communication and identify gaps in services that exist in your community.
A good place to start your Community Health Assessment is with the health indicators outlined by the U. S. Department of Health and Human Services in its HealthyPeople.gov and asking yourselves, “How are we meeting these goals in our own community?”
With input from the public and state and local partners, compare and compile a profile of the health in your community. This can be done through public comment such as surveys and focus groups and gathering statistical data obtained from state and local databases and sites such as the Utah Department of Health’s Indicator Based Information System (IBIS) and the Robert Woods Johnson Foundation’s County Health Rankings.
Community Partners can include representatives from local school, social service
coalitions and partner agencies such as: