Health Assessments & Studies

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 Prevention Framework (SPF), and Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnerships (MAPP).

In an effort to make community level assessment and studies available to the community, the following documents are non-proprietary health assessments and studies conducted by either the Health Planning Council of Northeast Florida or other organizations. If you’d like us to add other community assessment reports to our site, email us at

The opinions, accuracy, and completeness expressed in the assessments, reports, studies conducted by parties other than the Health Planning Council of Northeast Florida are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the views of the Health Planning Council of Northeast Florida.