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The Potential Value of Joint Health Assessments to Community Health

This entry is part 37 of 37 in the series Wide World of Public Health Systems

Community health assessments (CHAs)/community health needs assessments (CHNAs) are an integral part of public health practice and are conducted regularly on behalf of communities across the US. Yet, while there are many examples of joint CHAs/CHNAs between Nonprofit Hospitals (NPHs) and Local Health Departments (LHDs)/State Health Agencies (SHAs) across the country, too many assessments are conducted with minimal involvement from their organizational counterparts, particularly among NPHs conducting CHNAs. Hank Stabler explains why NPHs are not involving LHDs/SHAs in their CHNAs.

Messaging Research: Effective Public Health Communication Strategies for a Divisive Political Climate

This entry is part 17 of 17 in the series Big Cities Health Coalition

Big Cities Health Coalition polled audiences from 35 of their member big cities to better understand how individuals who are skeptical of public health interventions could be moved to better support the important role governmental public health departments and leaders play in their communities. This post outlines the top messaging strategies their research supports.

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