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Opportunities for Hospital and Local Health Department Collaboration for Community Health Assessment and Improvement Planning

The fundamental purpose of public health is defined by three core functions: assessment, policy development and assurance. Community health assessments (CHAs) provide information for problem and asset identification and policy formulation, implementation, and evaluation. This module explores the current drivers of community health assessment and community health improvement plan activity in local communities.

Learning objectives

By the end of this eLearning module, participants will be able to:

  1. Understand the current drivers of community health assessment and community health improvement plan activity in local communities.
  2. Name three key areas to consider in forming a health department and non-profit hospital partnership to complete a community health assessment and community health improvement plan.
  3. Describe the benefits of a health department and non-profit hospital partnership to complete a community health assessment and community health improvement plan.
  4. Discuss at least two potential challenges to non-profit hospital and health department partnerships to complete a community health assessment and community health improvement plan.
  5. Access at least four different resources to support health department and non-profit hospital collaboration for community health assessments and community health improvement plans.

Tier Level: Tier 1, Tier 2, Tier 3
Modality: Self-Paced
Length: 42 minutes 28 seconds