Collecting local data and community input to use as the basis for priority setting, planning, program development, policy changes, coordination of community resources, funding applications, and new ways to collaboratively use community assets to improve health of the population.

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A Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) is a community-driven data collection effort to identify the strengths, challenges, health priorities, and opportunities to address and improve public health. Every three years, the Kent County Health Department, in collaboration with healthcare and community partners, conducts a CHNA to better understand the current state of health and well-being in Kent County and to hear directly from residents about the issues that matter most to them.

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2023 Community Health Needs Assessment

During the 2023 Community Health Needs Assessment, over 60 people from 44 organizations worked together to collect data from 5,300 residents through surveys and focus groups. The top health priorities were determined by nearly 60 stakeholders based on participant concerns, offering valuable insights into the community’s health needs.

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