More Information on
Community Health Assessment

You may find the resources below helpful when considering community health assessment at your organization. Please return to this page for additional resources as they are added in the future.

Resources, Frameworks, and Models

Resource Center for Community Health Assessments and Community Health Improvement Plans
National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO)

Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnerships (MAPP) and
MAPP Visioning and
MAPP Network: An Online Forum for MAPP Communities

Using the MAPP Framework for Authentic Partnership, Engagement, and Action [Webinar]
National Network of Public Health Institutes
December 2012
PDF: 329KB / 5 pages

The Community Toolbox and
Chapter 2, Section 3. Healthy Cities/Healthy Communities
Workgroup for Community Health and Development
University of Kansas


The Health of Minnesota: Statewide Health Assessment
Minnesota Dept. of Health
Updated December 2012

First Things First: Prioritizing Health Problems
October 2010
PDF: 221KB / 18 pages

Nonprofit Hospitals and Community Health Assessments
Minnesota Dept. of Health
May 2012
PDF: 65KB / 1 page


Minnesota County-Level Indicators for Community Health Assessment
Minnesota Center for Health Statistics

Standards and Measures

Standards and Measures, Version 1.0
Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB)
May 2011
PDF: 1.2MB / 255 pages

Note: Since MDH crafted guidance for LPHAP submissions, PHAB has released Standards and Measures v1.5. Learn more: PHAB Standards and Measures.


You will find, compiled below, any and all tools, reports, and examples used on the CHA pages, repeated here for quick scanning and download.

About the Community Health Assessment (PDF: 122KB / 1 page)

CHA Process Overview (PDF: 106KB / 1 page)

Nonprofit Hospitals and Community Health Assessments
(PDF: 65KB / 1 page)

Stakeholder Identification Tool (DOC: 42KB / 1 page)

Communications Plan (DOC: 60KB / 1 page)