Category: Community Health Assessments

What is a Community Health Assessment?

A Community Health Assessment, or CHA, is an organized, systematic effort to identify and assess the health status of a community. It’s a critical resource for local leaders who are seeking information about how their community is faring in key health areas, such as infant mortality, cancer rates, and sexually transmitted infections. The key to […]

What is Public Health Planning?

Public health planning is the act of determining how a community will use its public resources to prevent disease, promote health, and provide for the safety of the public. Public health planning is an essential step in protecting the health of people in our communities. Public health officers and their staff develop plans that help […]