Community Health Assessment and Health Improvement Plan

At least every five years, local boards of health lead a community-wide discussion with stakeholders and residents about their community’s health needs. After identifying needs in the community, the next step is to identify objectives and strategies to address those needs. The process, Community Health Needs Assessment and Health Improvement Plan (CHNA & HIP) is a fundamental element in statewide planning. CHNA & HIP has more than a 20-year history in Iowa and represents local action to promote and protect the health of Iowans.

For the next few years we will be focusing our efforts on the following topics:

1. Mental Health

2. Physical Activity, Nurtrition & Obesity

3. Substance Abuse

For more information on these topics and how we chose them as our priorities, read the 2016 Jones County CHNA/HIP report below!

The Community Health Needs Assessment and Health Improvement Plan are living documents that may be updated periodically.

2018 Report on Physical Activity and Nutrition - Jones County High School Students [PDF, 349 KB]

 

2016 Jones County CHNA/HIP [PDF, 980 KB]

 

2011 CHNA & HIP Snapshot

 

Jones Regional Medical Center 2013 CHNA

Send an email to publichealth@co.jones.ia.us or call 319-462-6945 if you have a community health need you would like to discuss.

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