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A community health needs assessment (CHNA) paints a complete picture of health in a community by prioritizing community voices. Resident input can help identify groups that face greater risk of specific health issues.  Data collected from these assessments can shed light on disparities in health as health indicators are examined by zip code, race/ethnicity, gender, age, and income. 

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For more detailed information about the report, please check out this slideshow: 

References 

  1. 2021 Community Health Needs Assessment, Douglas, Sarpy & Cass Counties, Nebraska Pottawattamie County, Iowa. July 2021. Retrieved from https://www.douglascountyhealth.com/community-health-needs-assessment 
  2. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health. (2021, August 26). Cancer and African Americans. https://minorityhealth.hhs.gov/omh/browse.aspx?lvl=4&lvlid=16 

Dr. J. Nwando Olayiwola is a family medicine doctor at Ohio State University.  In her TED talk, she explains how the medical profession does harm to patients by perpetuating racism.  The color of your skin should not determine what kind of health care you receive.  The place where you live should not determine it either. 

In the linked article, Dr. J Nwando Olayiwola shares a personal experience in which she is on the receiving end of a racist rant by one of her patients.   

Racism in Medicine: Shifting the Power | Annals of Family Medicine (annfammed.org)