The Waco-McLennan County Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) was conducted through a partnership with The Waco-McLennan County Public Health District, Providence Healthcare Network, Hillcrest Baptist Medical Center, the Heart of Texas Community Health Center, Inc. and the Heart of Texas Regional Advisory Council (HOTRAC). This project was funded in part by grants from the Masterson, Wood fund of the Waco Foundation and the Cooper Foundation.
The goal of the CHNA is to provide a comprehensive and unbiased profile of McLennan County, assess community health and risk factors, and identify access to care issues. The results will stimulate discussion and planning of projects to address health needs identified. Previous assessments have resulted in targeted health promotions and have supported numerous grant opportunities for the community.
The assessment provides information on a number of health-related concerns such as:
• General physical, mental and emotional health status;
• Healthcare access issues such as health insurance, dental insurance, as well as child care issues;
• Health awareness of several health conditions; and
• Behaviors that affect health.