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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- 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
Check out the Heckler Report, a landmark report that concluded that health disparities accounted for approximately 60,000 excess deaths (58,942) each year:
- Report of the Secretary's Task Force on Black & Minority Health - Digital Collections - National Library of Medicine
- Remembering Margaret Heckler’s Commitment To Advancing Minority Health | Health Affairs
- Office of Minority Health (OMH) U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Briefing for Laurel Havas Office of Management and Budget August xx, 2013 (cdc.gov)