Phase 3, Community Health Status Assessment (CHSA)


According to NAACHO’s MAPP User Handbook:
“Completing the CHSA answers the following questions:

“How healthy is the community? (Kane County, IL)
What does the health status of the community look like?” (NACCHO, 2013)
There are seven steps to completing the CHSA:

“Step One: Create a Sub-Committee
Step Two: Create a List of Indicators
Step Three: Collect Data for Community Selected Indicators
Step Four: Organize and Analyze Data
Step Five: Compile and Disseminate Results
Step Six: Create a System to Monitor Indicators Over Time
Step Seven: Create a List of Challenges and Opportunities
Step Eight: Share Results With Community” (NACCHO, 2013)
Students will complete the following steps of Phase Three, the CHSA:

Step One: Create a Sub-Committee
Identify five positions found within the organizations identified as your MAPP Steering Committee who would make excellent members of the CHSA sub-committee (from page 54 of the MAPP User Handbook). Keep the following in mind when identifying positions:
“The sub-committee should include members who
Have access to data;
Can analyze data;
Can create a system for managing data;
Have an interest in data.” (NACCHO, 2013)

Step Three: Collect Data for Community Selected Indicators
Present and discuss the status and epidemiology of the following (students should note that some of the information has already been researched for the Community Description). Use the most recent year data is available.
Complete the CHSA Data Template (found under Week 3 Course Materials) and include it as an appendix in your paper:
Birth rate
Age-adjusted death rate including the leading causes of death
Injury/violence/crime rate
Behavioral risk factors (look to the state Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System for data – BRFSS), provide five of the following:
Alcohol use
Cardiovascular Disease
Physical Activity
Weight Control
Social determinants affecting health
Economic Stability
100% and 200% of poverty levels
Unemployment rate
% housing rent vs. owned
% high school, college and post college graduates
Health and Health Care
% Uninsured
% using Medicaid
Ratio of patients to primary care physicians (PCPs)
Step Seven: Create a List of Challenges and Opportunities
A narrative description of the highlights of the above information should be included in the body of the paper where a table of the requested data should be placed into an appendix. Be sure to highlight rates that the MAPP Steering Committee should seriously consider. Refer to page 60 of the MAPP User Handbook for a list of questions to help summarize the data researched for the CHSA.
Your paper should be typed, up to five (5) pages in length, and follow the APA Style which includes using a cover page, one inch margins, double spaced, and 12 inch Times New Roman font with a reference page.

Suggestions for Data Sources:

State databases
U.S. Census Bureau American Community Survey:
County Health Rankings:
Community Commons’ Community Health Needs Assessment Toolkit:
Healthy People 2020:
America’s Health Rankings,

Sample Solution