Since priority health issues in a community constantly change, it is important to monitor the health of the community on a regular basis and revise the focus of improvement activities as needed.
Community Health Assessment
A community health assessment is performed in collaboration with community members to learn about the Northern Kentucky community. It:
- Describes the health of the population
- Identifies areas for health improvement
- Identifies contributing factors that impact health outcomes
- Identifies community assets and resources that can be mobilized to improve population health
- Identifies key health priority issues
The results of the Community Health Assessment are used to provide direction for interventions, policy formation, implementation and evaluation found in the Community Health Improvement Plan.
Community Health Assessment for Northern Kentucky, published in May 2016.
Community Health Improvement Plan
The Community Health Improvement Plan for Northern Kentucky, published in May 2016, utilizes information from the Community Health Assessment and identifies goals, objectives and strategies aimed to collectively address the priority health issues in Northern Kentucky.
Highlights from the Community Health Improvement Plan for January 2018 – July 2017.
Highlights from the Community Health Improvement Plan for July 2017-December 2017.
For more information about community health planning, contact the Health Department or call 859-341-4264.