Community Health Assessment (CHA)

The vision of Franklin County Public Health is to lead our communities in achieving optimal health for all. We believe the Community Health Assessment (CHA) and Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) are major steps in fulfilling our role as the public health Chief Health Strategist by working in structured, cross-sector partnerships, addressing the social determinants of health, and making timely, reliable, and actionable data accessible to communities.

The CHA is an important piece in the development of a CHIP because it helps the community understand the health and health related issues that need addressed. It also provides the most current and reliable information about the health status of a community and where gaps may exist in achieving optimal health.

An ideal health assessment includes:

Participation from a variety of sectors such as local community members, businesses, faith-based organizations, stakeholders and other public health organizations.
Demographic information.
Information on risk factors, quality of life, mortality, morbidity, community assets, social determinants of health and health inequity.
Descriptions of health issues for specific populations and any health disparities, factors contributing to health challenges, community assets and/or resources. Data from a variety of sources and in a variety of forms (qualitative, quantitative, primary, and secondary).
A variety of data collection methods (i.e. surveys, interviews, focus groups, or community forums, etc.


Franklin County Public Health 2017-2019 CHA Report

This community health assessment provides data and information that we hope will be embraced by local communities served by FCPH. This snapshot of the health and well-being of residents in Franklin County serves as a road map for addressing those health and health related issues impacting the overall health of our communities. Read the report here.

Franklin County Community Report

During our community health forums, we conducted a CHA for Franklin County. Read the report here.

Community Health Forums

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In July 2017, Franklin County Public Health
collaborated with five community partners:

  • Mount Carmel East

  • OhioHealth Doctors Hospital

  • Ohio University at Dublin

  • Madison Township Community Center

  • Healthy New Albany

These sponsors hosted the community forums in five separate regions. FCPH would like to thank its local communities for your participation in our 2017 Community Forums. At the conclusion of the community forums, key health needs and recommendations were collected to create a report for each region. Please click below to read each region's report.

Social Determinants of Health

Social determinants of Health are health related needs that are found where people love, learn, works and socialize   They impact health outcomes.


Region Forum Reports

East Region Forum Report 2017

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Southwest Region Forum Report 2017

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Northwest Region Forum Report 2017

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Southeast Region Forum Report 2017

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Northeast Region Forum Report 2017

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Community Health Action Teams (CHATs)

Community Health Action Teams (CHATs)

One of the essential ingredients of the CHA is community engagement and collaborative participation. Franklin County Public Health has implemented Community Health Action Teams (CHATs) to engage community members.
Learn more about our CHATs here.