Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA)

Conducting a comprehensive Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) to identify significant health needs is vital to improving health outcomes, disparities, and equity in Montgomery County. The CHNA is compiled with data and insights from the following:

  • Community members who provided their opinions on health, well-being, and access to resources in a survey or a group discussion.
  • Community members that represent the racial and ethnic communities of Montgomery County who participated in group discussions:
    • Asian American and Pacific Islander Community
    • Black/African American/African Diaspora Community
    • Hispanic or Latino Community
  • Community members that are in the following populations that participated in group discussions:
    • Agricultural Reserves Community
    • Community Members with Disabilities
    • Immigrant Community
    • Older Adults’ Community
    • Uninsured, Low-Income Community
    • Youth Community
    • LGBTQ+ Community
  • Interviews with individuals from various community organizations.
  • Survey data from local public and private dental offices and clinics that provide oral health services.
  • Data from local, state, and national sources for comparison.

This research gives a comprehensive view of Montgomery County’s health – where the county is succeeding and where it needs to improve. The assessment reveals differences in health and well-being among communities and populations in the county.