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Community Assessment: Health

Research guide created to help you locate resources for assessing a community in NYC.

Community Health Assessment

What is a community health assessment?

A community health assessment is a systematic examination of the health status indicators for a given population that is used to identify key problems in a community. The ultimate goal of this kind of study, which is sometimes called a community diagnosis, is to develop strategies to address local health needs.

New York State Department of Health

New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygeine

US Department of Health & Human Services

Healthy People

National Vital Statistics System