HOW does CHNA.org work?
CHNA.org offers support in these areas:
- An orientation and resources for conducting community health needs assessments.
- The ability to create a community health needs assessment report.
- The ability to see your selected area's demographics and performance on a core set of community indicators
linked to evidence-informed interventions. The default is to the "core outcome and action indicators framework" associated with The County Health Rankings/Roadmaps to Health, The Community Guide, Healthy People 2020, and other widely used sources of indicators and evidence-informed program activities. The framework is also derived from the shared national priorities identified in the National Prevention Strategy, The Community Transformation Grant Program and the Leading Health Indicators for Healthy People 2020.
- Learn more about the core outcome and action indicators framework:
- The ability to see your selected area's performance on other "common indicators" drawn from the robust Community Commons/CARES data engine.
- CHNA indicator sets can be drawn from the following sources*:
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
- Catholic Health Association
- County Health Rankings
- Kaiser Permanente
- Healthy People 2020
- Health Resources and Services Administration
- National Quality Forum
- Offers ease of connection to other resources that can provide benchmarks for comparison and foster community engagement and dialogue.
- Linkages to a range of support services to help make meaning of community data and translate assessments into effective public health implementation strategies.
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Adapted from the work of Kaiser Permanente.