Since priority health issues in a community constantly change, it is important to monitor the health of the community on a regular basis and revise the focus of improvement activities as needed.
Community Health Needs Assessment
A community health assessment is performed in collaboration with community members to learn about the Hamilton County community. It:
- Describes the health of the population
- Identifies areas for health improvement
- Identifies contributing factors that impact health outcomes
- Identifies community assets and resources that can be mobilized to improve population health
- Identifies key health priority issues
The results of the Community Health Assessment are used to provide direction for interventions, policy formation, implementation and evaluation found in the Community Health Improvement Plan.
- 2012 Community Health Needs Assessment
- 2019 Community Health Needs Assessment
- 2015 Does Place Matter? Health Equity in Hamilton County
(If you have difficulty, try this Optimized PDF)
- 2012 Community Health Needs Assessment for Southwest Ohio and Southeast Indiana
Community Health Improvement Plan
The Community Health Improvement Plan for Hamilton County, published in June 2018, utilizes information from the Community Health Assessment and identifies goals, objectives and strategies aimed to collectively address the priority health issues in Hamilton County. Click here to view the 2015 Community Health Improvement Plan for Hamilton County.
- Community Health Improvement Plan Quarterly Reports
- Program Spotlights
Program Implementation Plans
For more information about community health planning, contact Hamilton County Public Health at 513-946-7800.