Community Health Assessment
Montgomery County’s Community Health Assessment (CHA) provides comprehensive information on the community’s current and past health status, factors contributing to higher health risks and poorer health outcomes, disparities, needs in the community, and community resources available to improve health.
The new online format allows for a more interactive experience as data from different years and for different populations can be selected. This format will also allow Public Health to share more up-to-date information by updating dashboards as new data is released.
The CHA helps aid community partners, stakeholders, and residents in identifying priority health issues, developing goals, and selecting strategies to improve residents’ health. The data come from multiple sources including surveys and surveillance systems. Using multiple data sources allows for a comprehensive picture of the community.
The CHA will be instrumental in developing the Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP). This strategic plan will help guide health-related activities and will be created in consultation with community partners. It will also align with existing regional and state strategic plans.