Health Needs Assessments

The Health Planning Council’s health needs assessment philosophy is grounded in behavior health theory and based on conducting assessments with communities and not on or to communities. Rather than take a one-size-fits-all approach to assessing the health needs and status of a community, we use models that are flexible, culturally sensitive, and community-driven, such as Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR), Community-Based Participatory Marketing (CBPM), World Café, Health Impact Assessments (HIA), Strategic Framework Prevention (SPF), and Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnerships (MAPP).