Community Needs Assessments are a fundamental aspect of our work offering communities with solid solutions to support healthy living. They provide community stakeholders with a current snapshot of local policy, systems, and environmental strategies to help identify areas to improve population health and environments that support healthy living.

Our Tactics for Success 

Sound Methods & Relevant Data

We use statistical analysis using sound methodologies and relevant data sets to achieve optimal results and reliable indicators.

Community Engagement & Outreach

We help mobilize affiliated populations and resources to address issues affecting community health and wellbeing through conversations, partnerships, and coalitions.

Solutions & Impact

We facilitate positive changes that solve or address health and social injustice challenges through conscious and deliberate efforts or activities to achieve goals.

Policy Change

Legislative laws, regulations, rules, and procedures designed to guide behavior

Health Impact Assessment (HIA)

Cross-sector approach to influence project, program or policy decisions based on health impacts

Health in all Policies (HiAP)

Collaborative approach to achieve common health goals in policies across all sectors

System Change

Community assessments educate and mobilize the community to develop priorities, garner resources, and plan actions to improve population health.

Community Assessments
Assessments designed for hospital systems, public health departments, and other organizations to engage the community they serve and provide support for improvement

  • Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA)
  • Community Needs Assessment (CHA)

Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP)
Five-year plan to improve community health and quality of life based on the results of the CHA

Environmental Change

Physical, social, or economic factors designed to influence practices and behaviors

Protocol for Accessing Community Excellence in Environmental Health Assessment (PACE EH)

Focuses on health interrelationships between people and their environment; promotes human health and well-being, and fosters a safe and healthful environment

Data Collection, Analysis, Interpretation & Reporting

We equip local government officials, non-governmental agencies, businesses, and the public with the data and evidence needed to make informed decisions. Access to health-related quality of life data is critical for strategic planning aligned to program interventions, and policy evaluation.

Customized Data Reports

Interpretation and reporting of data for health agencies and affilated industries

Customized utilization reports and topical health data reports are available upon request. Reports on current data and statistics are a resource for the healthcare industry and allied sectors. Reports include healthcare utilization data, population health data, information on evidence-based best practices, and timely and unbiased health policy information.  


Hospital, Nursing Home, and Hospice Utilization Reports

Reports based on healthcare utilization data for our seven-county area of Baker, Clay, Duval, Flagler, Nassau, St. Johns, and Volusia

Reporting healthcare utilization for hospital, nursing home, and hospice services that include statistics on hospital inpatient stays, emergency department visits, and ambulatory surgeries.

Healthcare utilization subscription services are provided monthly, quarterly, and semi-annually.

Note: As of June 2021, ACHA no longer requires quarterly hospitalization reports.

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