The Health Improvement Alliance leads a process called the Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) to assess the health needs of the community. This process is conducted as part of a larger goal of measurably improving the health and well-being of its residents. Understanding the current health status of the community through the CHNA process identifies priorities for future planning and funding.
The Health Improvement Alliance recently completed the community health needs assessment in 2019. This included the development of comprehensive Community Health Improvement Plans (CHIP) to address the major unmet needs in the region. The three focus areas that were chosen are: Access to Care, Behavioral Health and Healthy Lifestyles. Each focus area has its own task force that meets on a monthly basis. Each task force has developed a CHIP which will be worked on for the next three years, from 2019-2022, and the next CHNA will be completed in 2022.