One of the requirements of Accreditation is the completion of a Community Health Needs Assessment (CHA) and Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP).
Laurel County Health Department began partnering with Saint Joseph London in May 2011 to begin the process of completing this assessment and plan.
In October 2011, the Laurel County Community Health Needs Assessment Coalition was established. The coalition began working on the CHA and CHIP at that time. The coalition decided to utilize the Mobilizing Action Through Planning and Partnership's model to complete the process.
Laurel County will completed this health assessment process every 3 years.
During May and June 2012, the Coalition solicited input from the community via a 31-question survey. Approximately 1,850 surveys were collected from the community at large (all responses were kept confidential).
The results of that community survey are higlighted in the Community Themes and Strengths Assessment . The data from this assessment was utilized in the completion of the overal community health assessment. Forums were held at several locations in order to seek input from the community, as well.
To view our assessments and health improvement plans, click the links below:
(for use by coalition members to report activities for annual reports)
In April 2015, the coalition officially became the Laurel County Health In Motion Coalition and has a membership of over 20 community agencies. Laurel County Health Department is a proud and active member of the coalition.
Questions and Comments about the 2015 Laurel County Community Health Assessment and 2016 Community Health Improvement Plan may be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.