A Snapshot of Our Community's Health
Every three years, the Health District collects information about the health-care needs of our community through a Community Health Assessment (CHA). This includes the Community Health Survey and Community Discussion Groups. We use this information to plan our programs and services. We also share the data with other organizations working to improve the health of local residents.
The next Community Health Survey will take place in 2022. Beginning in mid-April, randomly selected households in Larimer County will be contacted by mail and invited to participate. Participants can complete the confidential survey online or by filling out a printed survey booklet. Those who are selected are strongly encouraged to use this unique opportunity to have their voice be heard!
|"Timely, reliable, local, and actionable data should be made accessible to communities across the country."
~ Public Health 3.0
The impact of reliable, local data
Local public health data helps communities celebrate their successes and address their challenges. Here are some examples of why data is important to Larimer County:
|The Health District and the Larimer County Department of Health and Environment use data to determine their public health priorities.|
|Funding agencies are increasingly interested in data when determining how to grant funds. Community organizations use the CHA to assess community needs, develop programs, secure funding to meet those needs, and monitor and evaluate progress.|
|Local data allows us to see how our community is benefiting from programs and policies. It also allows us to see who is affected and how programs can ensure everyone benefits.|
|9 Community Health Surveys have been conducted—every three years from 1995 to 2019|
|22,500+ survey responses|
|2,532 responses in 2019|