2023-24 Community Health Assessment (CHA)

  1. Take the survey
  2. spread the word


Available in Spanish and Tagalog by clicking the "English" drop down menu on the survey page (top right)

English Survey QR Code 2024

Acronyms List

Acronym  Meaning
CHAB Community Health Advisory Board
CHAT Community Health Assessment Team [or Workgroup]
CHA or CH[N]A Community Health Assessment 
MAPP Mobilizing for Action Through Planning and Partnerships
CHIP Community Health Improvement Plan
CPA Community Partner Assessment
CSA Community Status Assessment
CCA Community Context Assessment

Timeline (updated monthly)

Month Steps to Take Groups Engaged Presentations & Documents
July 2023 Convene the CHA Workgroup - What is a CHA? What is MAPP? All Community CHA & MAPP Presentation
August 2023 Review of CHA 2015 and CHIP 2018 All Community

September 2023 Present Ascendant contract to CHAB & request feedback on Community Survey, Partner List & Health Data Points

Kickoff Meeting with Ascendant Partners
CHAB & Public Health Leadership
Input from All Community
Ascendant and Island County CHA 2023

October 2023 Share notes & project timeline from Kickoff Meeting - CHAB & CHAT

All Community

November & December 2023 Concluded partnership with Ascendant and planned for the future with CHAB and Public Health leadership. 

Scheduling Community Partner Assessment Meeting 

Gather feedback from community partners on Community Survey
Assessment Team


Opportunity Council 

Public Health Staff

2023-2024 CHA Steps & Activities Table (GANTT Chart)

January 2024 Community Partner Meeting 

Finalized & Translated Community Survey
Assessment Team, CHAB, and Public Health Leadership

Ways to Participate (click images for more information)

Take Our Survey

Community Survey

Join the CHA Workgroup

CHAT Team Join

Questions & Feedback

Questions and Ideas

Learn More About CHAB


Mobilizing For Action Through Planning & PartnershipsMAPP Framework Visual

Mobilizing for Action Through Planning & Partnerships (MAPP) is a framework for completing Community Health Assessments that was developed by the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) in 2001. 

"The goal of MAPP is to achieve health equity by identifying urgent health issues in a community and aligning community resources. Health equity is the assurance of the conditions for best health for all people (1). MAPP involves developing a community-wide vision for health, involving organizations across sectors, assessing both community needs and strengths, and assigning resources to the underlying drivers of inequity" (2).

  1. Phase 1: Build the foundation
  2. Phase 2: Tell the Community Story
  3. Phase 3: Continuously improve the community


  • Involve community members to guide and participate throughout the process, with particular focus on populations experiencing inequities.
  • Build relationships with new and existing partnersPhase 1 - Build CHI Foundation
  • Establish a MAPP Core Group and Steering Committee/Workgroup that represent the community
  • Develop an understanding of MAPP and develop a shared vision for the future 
  • Evaluate what resources are available and needed to achieve MAPP goals
  • Create workgroups to build infrastructure for the CHIP


1. Jones, C. (2014). Systems of power, axes of inequity: Parallels, intersections, braiding the strands. Medical Care, 52(10, Suppl. 3), S71–S75. Retrieved from www.tfah.org/ wp-content/uploads/2020/08/Jones_SystemsofPower.pdf

2. NACCHO (2023). Mobilizing for Action Through Planning & Partnerships, MAPP 2.0 User's Handbook. (PDF)