United Way — Live United
The Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) is a collaborative project between United Way, Lane County Public Health, PeaceHealth, and Trillium conducted every three years to inform the next Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP). The ultimate goal is to improve the mental, physical, economic and social health of those in our community. This community-driven process has only been possible because of the amazing participation from our partners and community members. Thank you!
The 2015 Lane County Community Health Needs Assessment is more than charts and graphs. It is more than statistics and numbers. This assessment introduces a new approach to community health, one where decisions about programs and interventions are not based solely on “the numbers,” but also on what community members feel is important as they strive to live a healthier life.
Vision and Values
In June 2015, a multi-site community health visioning session provided the platform for 135 community members to share their views on the desired health of Lane County. This input was used in the development of our community vision and values:
Working together to create a caring community where all people can live a healthier life.
- Compassion – We are creating a community where all people are treated with dignity and respect.
- Equity – We believe everyone should have the opportunity to live a healthy life.
- Inclusion – We strive to embrace our differences and treat the whole person.
- Collaboration – We have committed our collective resources to innovation, coordination, and integration of services.
Between May 2015 and January 2016, four assessments were conducted with the help of thousands of community members and hundreds of organizations. These assessments provide a comprehensive snapshot of the specific health needs and opportunities in Lane County.
- Forces of Change Assessment: identified the trends, factors, and events that were likely to influence community health and quality of life, or impact the work of the local public health system.
- Local Public Health System: evaluated the components, activities, competencies, and capacities of our local public health system and how well the essential public health services are being provided to Lane County.
- Community Health Status: provided quantitative data on the community’s health and answered questions such as: How healthy are the people who live in Lane County? What does the health status of our community look like?
- Community Strengths and Themes: focused on gathering the thoughts, opinions, and perceptions of community members in order to understand which issues are important to the community.
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