Examples OF 1999 - 2004 Community Health Assessments (CHAS)
Reviewers identified strengths in many of the Community Health Assessments (CHAs) (portable document format (pdf) file size 262 KB, 23 pages) submitted by counties. Sections of, or the complete CHA document, which illustrate the strengths are provided below as a reference and resource for counties. The Guidance Document (pdf file size 63 KB, 9 pages) has a description of the content areas suggested for the 1999-2004 assessment documents, and was followed to some extent by most counties.
(pdf file size 387 KB, 86 pages)
: "Comprehensive CHA that had a good presentation of information; data was well organized and conclusions logical", according to reviewers. Other comments.
In 1999, Monroe County's Health Action posted the health "report cards" on the web. It is available for five focus areas: Maternal/Child Health, Adolescent Health, Adult Health, Older Adult Health and Environmental Health. Other comments.
(pdf file size 525 KB, 106 pages)
: All narrative sections and a sample of table and charts (in Section 1 at the end of 'Demographics' and before 'Access to Care' discussion) are available from Nassau County's CHA. Reviewers described the CHA as comprehensive, well-written, easy to read with excellent tables and useful data. Other comments.
(pdf file size 337 KB, 110 pages)
:"Comprehensive, easy to read and understand" commented the reviewers. Other comments.
(pdf file size 225 KB, 41 pages)
: "Worked with Yates County to collect data. Discussed every element of the CHA guidance. Priority issues and populations well described and presented." Other comments.
(pdf file size 396 KB, 68 pages)
: "Strengths are discussion of population at risk, local survey and focus group data inclusion, integrating discussion of unmet needs with priorities and opportunities for action, and content organization." Other comments.
(pdf file size 167 KB, 53 pages)
: "Excellent picture of county, and its characteristics, populations and needs. Very creative set of priorities identified that really focus on county needs." Other comments.
(pdf file size 112 KB, 55 pages)
: Worked with Steuben County to collect data. "Discussed every element of the CHA guidance. Priority issues and populations well described and presented." Other comments.