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Welcome to The South Dakota Good & Healthy Community Health Needs Assessment and Improvement Planning Toolkit


The South Dakota Good & Healthy Community Health Needs Assessment and Improvement Planning Toolkit supports a community-driven process for improving communities’ health throughout South Dakota. The core process steps provide a broad view of community health needs assessment and health improvement planning actions and will guide your community through the how-to, what-for, here-we-are, and now-what stages of a community health needs assessment.



Introduction

Foundation for Community Health

Understand what the components are that define community health and how it can be addressed.

Healthy Community

Challenging communities to work together to assess, address, and change health behaviors.


The Core Process Steps in Community Health Needs Assessment
and Improvement Planning

Step 2. Understand Your Community

Framework for Addressing Community Health Needs

Developing a framework to address community health.

Tools & Templates

Sample CHNA Logic ModelServes as an example of a logic model developed to establish a framework to support the CHNA process. Each community framework will be different depending on local resources available to conduct a CHNA.

CHNA Logic Model TemplateUtilize the logic model template to assist with developing a community specific logic model to support the CHNA process. The coalition leading the CHNA should work with community stakeholders to create a framework for how the CHNA process will occur and impact the health of the community.


Step 3. Plan and Collaborate

Community Coalitions

The basics on coalition building.

Building a Good & Healthy Community Coalition

Steps to prepare and assist a community in starting a community coalition.

Tools & Templates

First Community Coalition Meeting Guidelines– The first meeting is important to start the coalition off on the right foot. This offers some guidelines that can help assure a successful meeting.

Coalition Meeting Agenda Template– Tips and reminders to help keep the meeting on task, as well as a template to use for note tacking during the coalition meetings.

Coalition Member Volunteer Description– A list of suggested general and individual roles and responsibilities as a coalition member.



Step 4. Gather Information & Collect Data

Using Data to Assess Community Health

Recognize how utilizing data gathered from local, county, state, and national sources can support a community health needs assessment process to understand community health status.


The South Dakota Good & Healthy Community Checklist

A tool that can completed to provide a "snapshot" of health local regarding chronic disease prevention and control within community sectors.

Tools & Templates

South Dakota Good & Healthy Community Checklist User Guide

South Dakota Good & Healthy Community Checklist Stakeholder Roles & Responsibilities

South Dakota Good & Healthy Community Checklist Stakeholder Roles & Responsibilities

South Dakota Good & Healthy Community Checklist Sectors: Healthcare

South Dakota Good & Healthy Community Checklist Sectors: Worksite

South Dakota Good & Healthy Community Checklist Sectors: School

South Dakota Good & Healthy Community Checklist Sectors: Community

South Dakota Good & Healthy Community Checklist Summary

CHNA Glossary

CHNA Sector Engagement Talking Points

CHNA Sector Engagement Talking Points

FAQ’s

South Dakota Good & Healthy Community Checklist References Page


Data Collection and Analysis

Using Data to Assess Community Health.

Data Collection

Data collection and analysis are core steps in the CHNA process. Various methods are available to collect local health data.


Secondary Data Collection

Understand secondary data collection and how existing city, county, and state data will describe factors that determine community health status.


Identifying Community Health Indicators

Understanding and identifying community health indicators or data to measure community health status at baseline and over time.

Tools & Templates

SD Good & Healthy Community Primary Indicators This tool includes primary health indicators identified by the South Dakota Department of Health Office of Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion as priorities for communities to collect data on. The tool is organized by health determinants/categories and focus areas.

SD Good & Healthy Community Additional Indicators This tool includes health indicators that are optional for South Dakota communities to collect data on to support their CHNA. The tool is a resource to assist a community with determining what Additional Indicators would be applicable to collect data on. The tool is organized by health determinants/categories and focus areas indicated in the South Dakota Good & Healthy Community Primary Indicators.

SD Good & Healthy Community Secondary Data SourcesThis list includes data sources to assist with collecting secondary data, including local, state, national, and other resources to support secondary data collection.

SD Good & Healthy Community Health Indicator TemplateServes as a modifiable template that can assist a community with collecting data on specific Primary and/or Additional Indicators. The template is organized by health determinants/categories and focus areas indicated in the South Dakota Good & Healthy Community Primary Indicator and Additional Indicators lists, as well as provides additional data sources to support any Additional Indicators communities identify to collect data on.

SD Good & Healthy Community Sample Health IndicatorsThis tool provides examples of what kind of data should be collected regarding Primary and Additional Indicators. It can assist a community with completing the South Dakota Good & Healthy Community Health Indicator Template.


Data Interpretation and Analysis

Interpretation and analysis of the CHNA data provides information about the community’s demographics, health status, needs and strengths, and will help you understand how the CHNA findings compare to community residents’ behaviors and perceptions.



Step 6. Disseminate CHNA Results

Organization and Dissemination of CHNA Results

Organizing community health needs assessment data results into a informative report format, as well as understanding how to disseminate the results to the community and inform them of the findings.

Tools & Templates

Sample CHNA Data Results Report OutlineServes as a template to guide and assist communities with developing a CHNA Data Results Report. The Resources included in this section provide additional detail regarding the contents of the outline and what kind of information should be included in a report.


Step 7. Create a Community Health Improvement Action Plan


Conclusion

The South Dakota Good & Healthy Community Health Needs Assessment and Improvement Planning Toolkit is a resource available to help communities understand factors that define their health, specifically related to chronic disease prevention and control.

Click here to download the introductory pdf for this section.

Appendix

Additional resources available to support South Dakota communities conducting community health needs assessment and improvement planning.