Community and State Health Assessment (CHA/SHA)

The Community Health Assessment (CHA) highlights key factors affecting the health of a community and identifies resources in the state or the community to address these factors. Community leaders, public health agencies, businesses, hospitals, private practitioners, and academic centers, form a community assessment team. Data for the assessment is collected systematically and carefully analyzed. The completed assessment report is shared to disseminate information about the community's health and the community's capacity to improve the lives of residents. The CHA provides a strong basis for promoting health and improving the health of community members.

Washington State Resources

How Are We Doing in Washington?

Data and Analysis Tools


Association of State and Territorial Health Officials

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Chief Health Strategist

Council on Linkages between Academia and Public Health Practice (Public Health Foundation)

Healthier Washington/Practice Transformation Support Hub Resource Portal

Healthy People 2020

NACCHO: National Association of County and City Health Officials

Public Health Accreditation

WA DOH Public Health Transformation/Foundational Public Health Services (FPHS)

Tribal Public Health Resources

Community and State Health Improvement Plans