Community health assessments (CHAs) provide information for problem and asset identification and policy formulation, implementation, and evaluation. It gives an organization or community a snapshot of what is needed, what its respondents have identified as successes as well as concerns.
A Community Health Assessment should be part of an ongoing broader community health improvement process. A community health improvement process uses CHA data to identify priority issues, develop and implement strategies for action, and establish accountability to ensure measurable health improvement.
The following link provided a rich resource of organizations who have taken the lead on this process, either by assisting with community health assessments or by conducting their own.