Curry County Community Health Assessment 2018
The 2018 Community Health Assessment (CHA) is a view into the health status of the people that live in Curry County. The assessment process results in an increased understanding of key health issues facing the community, aids in better planning of services and helps to identify strengths and challenges to address with health care resources. The development of the assessment also engages community members by listening to their perceptions and experiences about what influences health. The process includes comprehensive data collection and analysis, working across multiple sectors and bringing many local organizations together. 2018 marks the first time all of the partners collaborated on a single health assessment, with a desire to reduce duplication and share resources. The process of the CHA is as important and vital to the community as the document that is produced. The resulting CHA document assists organizations in planning and prioritizing efforts that ultimately improve health outcomes, the health of individuals and communities.