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:
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.
During our community health forums, we conducted a CHA for Franklin County. Read the report here.
Community Health Forums
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.
Community Health Action Teams (CHATs)