The Waco-McLennan County Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) was conducted through a funding partnership with the Waco-McLennan County Public Health District, Providence Healthcare Network, Baylor Scott & White Medical Center-Hillcrest, and Baylor University Center for Community Research and Development.
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.