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Examples of Local Health Departments Using Healthy People


The examples below provide guidance to help local health departments (LHDs), non-profit hospitals, and other organizations use Healthy People 2020 (HP 2020) to conduct community health assessment and improvement planning processes.

For more examples, visit the CHA and CHIP Examples page of the MAPP Network.

Community Health Assessments
Gallatin, Madison, and Park Counties
The 2011 PRC Community Health Report compiles the results of a systematic, data-driven approach to determining the health status, behaviors and needs of residents in Gallatin, Madison, and Park Counties (MT). The report compares local data with HP 2020 targets. More »
Palm Beach County
In 2012 the Palm Beach County Health Department (FL) engaged the Health Council of Southeast Florida to facilitate a comprehensive, county-wide health assessment for Palm Beach County. Throughout the assessment there are references to HP 2020 targets. These are provided to offer a benchmark for data and to aid in goal-setting and planning activities. More »
St. Louis County Department of Health
St. Louis County Department of Health (MO) and the University of New England published the St. Louis County Community Health Needs Assessment report in 2011. The report highlights HP 2020 national targets as a means for comparing local and national data. More »
Community Health Improvement Plans
St. Clair County Health Department
The St. Clair County Health Department and County Health Care Commission (IL) developed a comprehensive community health assessment of needs and a five-year community health plan in fulfillment of the Illinois Department of Public Health IPLAN Certification Requirements for LHDs. The St. Clair County Health Department used the Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnerships model and HP 2020 topic areas and objectives. More »
Progress Trackers
Hidalgo County Health Department
Professional Research Consultants created a Health Forecast for Hidalgo County (TX), an interactive tool designed to make community health needs assessment data widely available to the communities they reflect. The Health Forecast compares local data from Hidalgo County to state data, national data, and HP 2020 goals. More »
San Francisco County
The Healthy Communities Institute created a HP 2020 Progress Tracker to monitor San Francisco County's (CA) advancements towards HP 2020 national targets. HP 2020 progress trackers allow communities to assess their health status and build an agenda for community health improvement. More »

For more information about the HP 2020-NACCHO Partnership, contact Barbara Laymon at blaymon@naccho.org or Reena Chudgar at rchudgar@naccho.org.

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