Journal of the Georgia Public Health Assocation
Background: A prerequisite for National Public Health Accreditation is completion of a Community Health Assessment (CHA) that presents an exhaustive profile of the population served by a particular public health agency.
Methods: The Georgia Department of Public Health (GA DPH) contracted with the Center for Public Health Practice and Research at Georgia Southern University to facilitate five state-wide community health forums.
Results: Evaluation of the forums yielded qualitative data illustrating current challenges faced by Georgians, as well as assets that could be leveraged to improve health status.
Conclusion: Lessons learned from these state-wide community health forums can be applied to improve the overall process of gathering data for a comprehensive CHA throughout Georgia or other areas interested in pursuing public health agency accreditation.
Walker, Ashley D., Angela Peden, Stuart H. Tedders, John S. Barron, Aaron Jackson, Nicholas Williams, Bethrand Ugwu.
"Fulfilling Community Health Assessment Requirements: Lessons Learned From Facilitating State-wide Community Health Forums."
Journal of the Georgia Public Health Assocation, 6 (1): 89-91.
doi: 10.21633/jgpha.6.122 source: https://www.gapha.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/89-Fulfilling-community-health-assessment-requirements.pdf