Standard 1.1: Collaborative community health assessment
Standard 1.1: Participate in or lead a collaborative process resulting in a comprehensive community health assessment
The purpose of the community health assessment is to learn about the community: the health of the population, contributing factors to higher health risks or poorer health outcomes of identified populations, and community resources available to improve the health status. Community health assessments describe the health of the population, identify areas for health improvement, identify contributing factors that impact health outcomes, and identify community assets and resources that can be mobilized to improve population health. Community health assessments are developed at the Tribal, state, and local levels and cover the jurisdiction served by the health department.
Required documentation by measure
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