The NARBHA Institute and Northern Arizona Healthcare Foundation approached CHER in 2016 to conduct a comprehensive regional needs and assets assessment of health in northern Arizona. CHER is compiling and analyzing existing data and meeting with community members, leaders, and healthcare providers to understand what their priorities are and what resources they feel would be most impactful in improving health across the region. The assessment will also document existing community assets and strategies that are successfully tackling some of these issues and assemble a “best practices” guide to share with the communities and counties. The goal is to create a comprehensive map of existing evidence-based needs, assets, and program development resources and to develop strategies that can be applied to reduce health disparities across the region. The assessment will help funding agencies and strategic planners prioritize spending and help communities build capacity to support health and wellbeing in their communities.
This project is funded by the NARBHA Institute and the Northern Arizona Healthcare Foundation.