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Austin City and Travis County Community Health Assessment

Project ID: 557

CIC Case Study: Promising Practices supporting Community Health Assessment

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Year Project Began:
Year of Latest Report:
Last Update: 07/27/17
Project LocationAustin
Lead OrganizationAustin CIty and Travis County Department of Public Health
Type of Organization

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Project Description

Our community is working together to improve health and wellness in Austin/Travis County. In collaboration with community members, partners, and stakeholders, the Austin/Travis County Health & Human Services Department, Travis County Health and Human Services and Veteran’s Services, Central Health, St. David’s Foundation, Seton Healthcare Family, and the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston School of Public Heath Austin Regional Campus is leading a comprehensive community health planning effort to measurably improve the health of Austin/Travis County residents. A Community Heath Assessment (CHA) engages community members and local public health system partners to collect and analyze health-related data from many sources. The CHA: Informs community decision-making; Prioritizes health problems; and Assists in the development and implementation of community health improvement plans.

Practices Relevant to Community Health Assessment

Promising Practices (definitions):

  • Social determinants focus
    Austin City and Travis County have partnered with multiple health care providers and community partners to launch a comprehensive Community Health Assessment (CHA) and Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP).

Multiple partners

Social Determinants:
Does project address Social Determinants of Health? Yes

Health Connection

Local Health Department(s) involvement? Leading

What framework does this project use if any?

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Community Indicators – Performance Measures Integration

Does this project have Community Indicators?: Yes

Does this project have Performance Measures?: No

Has this project integrated Community Indicators and Performance Measures?: No

Contact Information

Austin/Travis County Department of Public Health

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