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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, 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] (PDF)
National Network of Public Health Institutes
December 2012

The Community Toolbox:
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 (PDF)
October 2010

Nonprofit Hospitals and Community Health Assessments (PDF)
Minnesota Dept. of Health
May 2012


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

Standards and Measures

Standards and Measures, Version 1.0 (PDF)
Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB)
May 2011

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.