LAS VEGAS – The Southern Nevada Health District is seeking public input on its Community Health Assessment. A Community Health Assessment identifies a community’s health-related needs and strengths, as well as the resources available to address and improve health outcomes. The completion of the draft assessment was a collaborative effort that included a number of community organizations and individuals. The document is available for review on the Health District website, and participants are asked to provide comments via a survey. The comment period will close at 5 p.m. on May 16, 2016.

This overarching assessment was accomplished using a formalized process and comprises four additional assessments. Health District staff and partners conducted a Community Health Status Assessment, Community Themes and Strengths Assessment, Local Public Health System Assessment, and Forces of Change Assessment in order to complete the document. These various assessments collect and analyze data, explore competencies and capacities of the public health system, and survey the community to ensure a comprehensive appraisal of the community is presented.

The Community Health Assessment is intended to serve as a guidance document for strategic planning for the Health District and its community partners.

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