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Take the survey!

Since we couldn’t reach everyone with our door-to-door Health Needs Assessment, we now have the survey available online.

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About Us

A department of the City of Waco serving greater McLennan County, our mission is to create the healthiest county in Texas where all people can live, work, play, and thrive by improving the health and well-being of the citizens and environment of our county.


Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA)

Every 3 years, we go into the community to ask residents what the most important health needs of McLennan County area. This is called a Community Health Needs Assessment or CHNA. We listen, learn, then use this information to improve our community’s overall health.

2022 CHNA: We are asking for your opinion!

  • Our staff went door-to-door in the community October 7 & 8 conducting the survey.
  • The survey is now open online: Community Health Needs Assessment Survey
  • Everyone who completes a survey has the opportunity to provide their email address and be entered into a drawing for a gift card!

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Previous CHNAs

2019 CHNA

During our 2019 CHNA, residents voiced concerns with access to healthcare, lifestyle and healthy behaviors, and women's health.

Click here to read the 2019 CHNA.(PDF, 4MB)

2016 CHNA

During our 2016 CHNA, residents voiced concerns with healthcare access and affordability, wellness and prevention, and health concerns & risks.

Click here to read the 2016 CHNA.(PDF, 4MB)

2013 CHNA

During our 2013 CHNA, residents voiced concerns with access to healthcare, women's health and diabetes.

Click here to read the 2013 CHNA.(PDF, 2MB)