The Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) is a systematic and shared process for identifying and analyzing community needs and assets. The CHNA helps determine which critical health needs the community will focus its efforts on for the next 3-5 years.
The 2019 CHNA team analyzed over 120 local data points, conducted 16 stakeholder interviews with 40 participants, and 10 focus groups with 96 community members.
Benton Franklin Community Health Alliance members, additional community partners, and interested stakeholders were then invited to a planning session to help select the top health-related needs of the community based on all the data collected. The over 50 community partners in attendance participated in structured, facilitated activities to review the data and organize them into overarching categories. The group then prioritized those categories and identified the top three health-related needs for the community. These will form the basis of the 2020-2023 Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP):
Download pdf below (Posted on 11/22/2019)
The full CHNA can be found on the Benton-Franklin Health District website by clicking here.