Kings County Community Health Assessment
Community Health Assessment
The Kings County Department of Public Health (KCDPH) has launched the 2023 Community Health Assessment (CHA) to collect comprehensive data about the county’s current health status. The information gathered will help develop a Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) to best meet the community’s needs.
A Community Health Assessment (CHA) helps identify and evaluate the health needs of the community and key health issues. The purpose of a CHA is to provide important data to the public, stakeholders, and policy makers in order to develop programs, set policies, and allocate resources.
The Department has partnered with Moxley Public Health Consultants for this data collection initiative that includes conducting local focus groups, key informant interviews, and a countywide health needs survey.
Community Health Assessment Components
Three components are integrated in the assessment:
Key Informant Interviews from subject matter experts across various sectors to provide their expertise and insights on health issues.
Specific Focus Groups that involve community partners and high risk populations.
Countywide Survey and data collection of health needs priorities of people living and working in Kings County.
Please take the 5-minute anonymous survey to help identify the top health priorities for Kings County.
Kings County Health Equity Advisory Panel
Led by the Kings County Department of Public Health (KCDPH) and Kings Partnership, the goal of the Kings County Health Equity Advisory Panel is to address health disparities and advance health equity throughout the Kings County community. More specifically, the Equity Advisory Panel provides opportunities to build equity infrastructure and focus resources on efforts to address upstream drivers for health and equity efforts.
Monday, December 18, 2023
10 Core Principles of Public Health
The 10 Essential Public Health Services provide a framework for public health to protect and promote the health of all people in all communities. To achieve equity, the Essential Public Health Services actively promote policies, systems, and overall community conditions that enable optimal health for all and seek to remove systemic and structural barriers that have resulted in health inequities.
Assess and monitor population health status, factors that influence health, and community needs and assets
Investigate, diagnose, and address health problems and hazards affecting the population
Communicate effectively to inform and educate people about health, factors that influence it, and how to improve it
Strengthen, support, and mobilize communities and partnerships to improve health
Create, champion, and implement policies, plans, and laws that impact health
Utilize legal and regulatory actions designed to improve and protect the public’s health
Assure an effective system that enables equitable access to the individual services and care needed to be healthy
Build and support a diverse and skilled public health workforce
Improve and innovate public health functions through ongoing evaluation, research, and continuous quality improvement
Build and maintain a strong organizational infrastructure for public health