A CHA, or Community Health Assessment, collects and analyzes data to understand the health needs of a given community. Assessments examine issues such as:
Risk factors for disease, illness and mortality
Socioeconomic and environmental conditions
Inequities in health
Quality of life
The assessment can help identify and prioritize health problems, and facilitate planning and actions to address those problems. Sharing information from a community health needs assessment can mobilize community members to collaborate to build a healthier community and prevent disease.
A report has been compiled for each component of the CHA. Click the button to open the downloadable PDF for each report.
Maricopa County's first Community Health Assessment (CHA) was conducted from 2011-2012. The associated Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) functioned from 2012-2017.