Community Health Needs Assessment

Community Health Needs Assessment Reports​ ​ ​

2013​ ​2010 ​2006
Executive Summary​ Executive Summary Executive Summary
Full Report​ Full Report Full Report

What is a Community Health Needs Assessment?

A community health needs assessment (CHNA) is a process that helps to identify factors affecting our county, determine resources needed to address these factors, and develop a plan of action to address community needs. This is done by identifying and collecting information that identifies the community's strengths, resources and needs. The information is then analyzed and usually put into a report. The report includes information about the health of the community as it is today and the community's ability to improve the lives of the people who live there. After the report is complete, community members will come together to develop a plan of action to address the priorities identified through the assessment.

How often is a Community Health Needs Assessment conducted?

The CHNA is conducted every 3–4 years. The 2013 CHNA process was a collaborative effort between WakeMed Health and Hospitals, Duke Raleigh Hospital, Rex UNC Healthcare, Wake County Human Services, Wake Health Services, United Way of the Greater Triangle, Wake County Medical Society Community Health Foundation and Urban Ministries. Additionally, guidance was provided through a Steering Committee of more than 60 non-profit, government, faith-based, education, media and business organizations.

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