Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA)

Community Commons

Year: 2013

CHNA Toolkit
The CHNA toolkit is a free web-based platform designed to assist hospitals (with particular attention to critical access and other smaller facilities), non-profit organizations, state and local health departments, financial institutions, and other organizations seeking to better understand the needs and assets of their communities, and to collaborate to make measurable improvements in community health and well-being.

CHNA Vision

Our vision for the CHNA toolkit is that all community members–regardless of training, expertise, and experience–can ask and answer questions about health and quality of life at the local and regional level. Realizing this vision will require ongoing work towards a common language and values among stakeholders from diverse backgrounds and experiences. It will also require commitment and actions to advance public and institutional policies that reinforce and sustain improvements at the community level.