Community Needs Assessment Information
2015 East Central District Comprehensive Community Health Needs Assessment
Under the direction of the East Central District Health Department, a Comprehensive Community Health Needs Assessment has been devised for the four counties in the East Central Health District (Boone, Colfax, Nance, and Platte Counties in Nebraska). This assessment was conducted in partnership with multiple agencies within the district and will be the basis for the Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) and will serve as a reference document for the four non-profit hospitals in the district for the selection of strategic issues. It is the purpose of this assessment to inform all interested parties about he health status of the population within the district and to provide community partners with a wide array of data that can be used to educate and mobilize the community and its resources to improve the health of the population.
The Comprehensive Community Health Needs Assessment process is collaborative and is intended to serve as a single data report for multiple coalitions, organizations, and hospitals in the four county region unified by the East Central District Health Department. It is the goal of the Comprehensive Community Health Needs Assessment to describe the health status of the population, identify areas for health improvement, determine factors that contribute to health issues, and identify assets and resources that caon be mobilized to address public health improvement. This assessment will be updated and revised every three years; thus providing communities with up to date data to evaluate progress made towards identified health priorities, and for the selection of new ones.