CHNA.org Goes Live with FREE Data, Mapping, and Reporting Resources

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The new free web-based utility Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA.org) includes the following key capabilities:

• An easy to use, intuitive platform to guide you through the process of conducting community health needs assessments
• The ability to create a community health needs assessment report
• The ability to select area geography in different ways
• Ability to identify and profile geographic areas with significant health disparities
• Single-point access to thousands of public data sources, such as the U.S. Census Bureau and the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS)
• Feedback functionality and access to technical support
• Adaptability and development for future learning and versions

Initial support for CHNA.org is being provided by Kaiser Permanente and the Institute for People, Place and Possibility, with technical assistance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. CHNA.org is designed to assist hospitals, non-profit community-based organizations, state and local health departments, financial institutions, engaged citizens, and other key stakeholders in understanding the needs and assets of their communities. A product of collaboration among nearly two dozen partners spanning the health care and community improvement sectors— CHNA.org offers comprehensive GIS mapping, analytic and reporting tools to facilitate the assessment of community health needs and assets that are critical to shaping and investing in the health and well-being of our communities.

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