A comprehensive community health assessment is completed by the Kittitas County Public Health Department in conjunction with local public health system partners and community members every five years. This assessment leads to the development of a community health improvement plan.
A community health assessment engages community members and local public health system partners to collect and analyze health-related data and information from a variety of sources. The findings of the community health assessment inform community decision-making, the prioritization of health problems, and the development and implementation of a community health improvement plan.
A community health improvement plan is action-oriented and outlines the community health priorities (based on the community health assessment and community input). The plan also includes how the priority issues will be addressed to improve the health of the community.