Community Health Needs Assessment
Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH) is embarking on the process to conduct the 2023 Community Health Assessment. The purpose of the Community Health Assessment is to assess and monitor health status, factors that influence health, and community needs and assets of the population served by JCPH.
The Community Health Assessment will bring together many different data sources as well as the perspectives of community members and organizations to describe the status of health in Jefferson County. The final report of the Community Health Assessment will be published in July 2023. The report will help create shared understanding about the status of many health topics in Jefferson County.
The assessment will also be used a key source of information to identify priority areas and develop collaborative action plans (otherwise known as the Community Health Improvement Plan process). The Community Health Improvement Plan has the potential to guide the collaborative actions of community and organizations to address identified topics. The health improvement planning process will begin in the second half of 2023.
The most recent 2018 Community Health Needs Assessment was completed through a joint process led by Lutheran Medical Center and St. Anthony Hospital, along with the involvement and collaboration of many community members, partner organizations and government agencies. JCPH continues to value opportunities to collaborate on assessment and planning processes, while also balancing the realities of divergent timelines and other requirements of JCPH, the hospitals and other agencies. The 2018 Community Health Needs Assessment will be available through the end of 2022.