OC³ Compliance and Performance Improvement Webcast: Community Needs Assessments as an Essential Component of Population Health Part 1

01/17/2020 - 01/17/2020

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9:00 AM-11:00 AM (CST)

As Federally Qualified Health Centers increasingly engage in population health work and collaborations with community partners, understanding the community in which they operate is necessary to reduce health disparities and improve health outcomes.  Community Health Needs Assessments are a powerful means of identifying high priority needs, opportunities for intervention and investments.  They are a means for identifying meaningful partnerships with other organizations needed to secure resources and to accomplish the mission of FQHCs.  

For the first part of this two-part series, we welcome Christina Holt from the Community Tool Box Services Center to present on developing and conducting community assessments, identifying assets and resources, and using these assessments to identify disparities and setting priorities.  For the second part of this series, we will assign homework on the topic we learned about in Part 1 and then present the de-identified homework results so you can see how you compare to your peers, but also recommendations from TACHC staff for ensuring your Community Needs Assessments meet HRSA 330 requirements and support your Emergency Preparedness plans. 

All health centers are welcome to register; TACHC HCCN Members will have their costs covered. 


Christina Holt is the Associate Director for Community Tool Box Services at the Center for Community Health and Development housed within the University of Kansas.  She specializes in capacity building for community change and improvement and supporting evaluation of community-based efforts.  Her experience includes facilitating community processes, including community health assessment and community health improvement, providing technical assistance and training on core competencies for community health and development and supporting data collection and analysis for community research and evaluation.  She received her master’s degree in Human Development from the University of Kansas and has served as a speaker and technical consultant for groups including the World Health organization, World Bank, United Nations, and the Institute of Medicine. 

For more information contact Ramona Whittington.