A community health assessment identifies a community’s health status, needs, and issues through partner engagement and data collection and analysis. This information can help organizations develop a community health improvement plan and justify how and where resources should be distributed.
Historically though, community health assessments have not collected data on community health literacy measures. Researchers at the Herschel S. Horowitz Center for Health Literacy at the University of Maryland developed the Community Health Literacy Assessment (CHLA) to help bridge this gap.
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