The Healthier Greater New Haven Partnership leads a process called the Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) to assess the health needs of the community. This process is conducted as part of a larger goal of measurably improving the health and well-being of its residents. Understanding the current health status of the community through the CHNA process identifies priorities for future planning and funding.
The Healthier Greater New Haven Partnership recently completed the community health needs assessment in 2019. This included the development of comprehensive Community Health Improvement Plans (CHIP) or implementation strategies to address the major unmet needs in the region. The three priority areas that were chosen are: Access to Care, Healthy Lifestyles and Behavioral Health. Implementation strategies developed for each priority area will be worked on over the next three years, from 2019-2022. Efforts by priority area are coordinated by workgroups that meet on a monthly basis. The next triennial community health needs assessment process will be completed in 2022.