Community Health Needs Assessments
Completing a community needs assessment, also referred to as a community health needs assessment (CHNA), is an important undertaking. When searching for a professional consultant to formulate your CHNA, you want a partner who will apply best practices and deliver an assessment that is accurate, aligns with your mission, is consistent with IRS reporting requirements, and provides insight on community needs that can be used to create an applicable implementation strategy.
Achille Buchanan & Associates, an experienced CHNA consultant firm, believes in partnering with our clients. We are available to assist with every aspect of the life cycle of a community needs assessment from: reviewing previous assessments; developing a timeline; building an interdisciplinary CHNA team; initiating a plan; reviewing data; defining the service community; identifying data sources; engaging stakeholders; collecting and analyzing data; prioritizing community health issues; documenting and communicating findings; creating implementation strategies; and reporting to and securing board approval. We also offer annual community benefit reporting.
Achille Buchanan & Associates has extensive experience delivering quality community needs assessments, implementation strategies and community benefit reports. We work with health systems as well as other entities required to conduct health needs assessments. We are here to provide strategic guidance or manage the entire project.