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An Inclusive Community Health Assessment Process

Community health needs assessments (CHA) allow community agencies and service providers to discuss issues. However, this process lacked representation from people that utilize community services and experience health inequities. Staff were successful in applying an inclusive approach to engage residents and organizations that represented low-income and minority populations through CHA workgroup meetings, surveys and interviews.

During the previous 2014 CHA, the Missoula City-County Health Department (MCCHD) Leadership Team conducted a survey with past CHA participants to identify areas for improvement.

To see the results of the survey and read more about the subject, please proceed to the publication by Helen Russette on the National Association of County & City Health Officials (NACCHO) Website.