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Clearinghouse Phase 3: Community Health Status Assessment (CHSA)

Designing and Disseminating Your Surveys
Example In-Depth Survey for Community Members
This 15-page survey covers issues ranging from general health status and healthy behaviors to specific health problems, access to healthcare, and demographics. More »
Example Survey for Community Members
The questions in this survey cover topics ranging from community demographics to quality of life. The survey is available in both English and Spanish. More »
Example Survey For Community Members - Spanish
The questions in this survey cover issues ranging from community demographics to quality of life. The survey is available in Spanish. More »
Data Sources and Indicators
American Community Survey
The American Community Survey (ACS) provides data that help determine how more than $400 billion in federal and state funds are distributed each year. The ACS is conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau. More »
Center for Applied Research and Environmental Systems
The Center for Applied Research and Environmental Systems is an interdisciplinary center in Missouri that utilizes the latest technologies in geographic information systems, satellite imagery, environmental modeling, and the Internet to better understand human, natural resource, and environmental issues and problems. More »
Community Indicators Consortium (CIC) Project Database
The CIC Indicator Project database is a collection of health indicator projects from around the world. This database is a helpful resource for those interested in using indicators to improve community conditions and is meant to foster informed discussions about local, national, and global priorities. More »
County Health Rankings
The County Health Rankings is a collection of 50 reports – one per state – that helps community leaders see what factors contribute to how healthy we are and how long we live. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation collaborated with the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute to develop these rankings for each state's counties. More »
Healthy People 2020
Healthy People provides evidence-based, 10-year objectives for improving the health of all Americans. Healthy People 2020 establishes benchmarks for the next decade of health and monitors progress over time. Healthy People 2020 is a project of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. More »
National Center for Health Statistics
The National Center for Health Statistics' website contains a variety of data systems and surveys that help inform health status. The health statistics may be used to document the health status of a population, identify disparities, monitor trends, identify health problems, or evaluate the impact of health policies and programs. NCHS is part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. More »
Webinar Series: Health Indicators
This four-part webinar series from the National Library of Medicine provides an overview of health indicators, an in-depth review of a county-level indicator project, practical approaches for using health indicator data to engage communities, and an exploration of several important new indicator efforts expected to be available in 2010. More »
Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System
The Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS) includes a national school-based survey conducted by CDC and state, territorial, tribal, and local surveys conducted by state, territorial, and local education and health agencies and tribal governments. The YRBSS monitors six types of health-risk behaviors that contribute to the leading causes of death and disability among youth and adults. More »
Compiling the Data
CHSA Core Indicator List
This 10-page document is designed to assist MAPP teams in recording their CHSA data. The worksheet is divided into five pages of data collection tables and five pages of information regarding core indicators. More »
CHSA Extended Indicator List
This five-page document builds on the CHSA core indicator list by providing an extended indicator list in a similar format. More »
Data Issues in Jurisdictions with Small Populations Tip Sheet
This two-page tip sheet explores the challenges of data collection and analysis in jurisdictions with small populations and provides useful information for overcoming these challenges. More »
Data Worksheets
This compilation of worksheets is designed to assist in collecting data in accordance with a broad range of health indicators. The worksheets can help MAPP teams identify important data sets and may also be a useful reference during other phases of the process. More »
Presenting the Data
Data Presentation Tip Sheet
This two-page tip sheet provides helpful hints for presenting data in both written reports and oral presentations. More »
Florida CHARTS Website
Visit the Florida Community Health Assessment Resource Tool Set (CHARTS) website to see how Florida has addressed coordinating community health data. The website presents local health statistics from throughout the state on interactive, county-level maps. More »
Collaborating through Community Health Assessment to Improve the Public's Health
This issue brief is a four page report describing the current state of community health assessment across the country and encourages continued and expanded collaborative work between local health departments, hospitals, and other partners. The report is divided into three sections: assessment, a systems-collaborative approach, and epidemiologic and community considerations. Resources for additional information are also provided. More »
The Association for Community Health Improvement Community Health Assessment Toolkit
The ACHI Community Health Assessment Toolkit is a guide for planning, leading, and using community health assessments to better understand—and ultimately improve—the health of communities. It provides insight to the assessment process drawn from experienced professionals and a variety of proven tools. More »
NACCHO's Community Health Assessment and Health Reform Webpage
Provisions of the Affordable Care Act require each non-profit hospital facility in the United States to conduct a community health needs assessment and adopt an implementation strategy to meet identified community health needs. The Community Health Assessment and Health Reform webpage provides resources to help LHDs and non-profit hospitals conduct collaborative community health assessment and improvement processes. More »
New York State Department of Health Community Health Assessment Clearinghouse
The New York Department of Health Community Health Assessment Clearinghouse is a helpful resource for community health planners, practitioners, and policy developers. More »
Recommendations on Community Health Assessment and the Roles of State Health Agencies and the Federal Government
This website contains recommendations from the National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics, Subcommittee on State and Community Health Statistics on community health assessments and the roles of state health agencies and the federal government. More »