Community Health Needs Assessment
After identifying needs in the community, local public health departments & community partners work together to identify objectives and strategies to address these needs. The process involves both the Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA), and the Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) – both of which are fundamental elements in statewide planning. The Community Health Needs Assessment and Health Improvement Plan are living documents that may be updated periodically; CHNA-CHIP has a 20+ year history in Iowa, and represents local action to promote and protect the health of Iowans.
Throughout 2023-2024, Benton County will be focusing efforts on the following topics:
- Mental Health
- Preventative Health
- Substance Abuse
For more information on these topics and how they were chosen as priorities, check out the CHNA & CHIP reports below: