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2019 Community Health Needs Assessment 

The 2018-19 CHNA was funded through a collaboration among the Waco-McLennan County Public Health District, Ascension Providence, Baylor Scott & White Health Medical Center-Hillcrest, Family Health Center, Prosper Waco, and Baylor University Center for Community Research and Development.

Various Community Organizations participated in a workgroup to help develop the assessment including Baylor Scott & White Medical Center-Hillcrest, Family Health Center, Heart of Texas Mental Health Mental Retardation, Heart of Texas Regional Advisory Council, McLennan County, Prosper Waco, Ascension Providence, and Waco-McLennan County Public Health District.

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. This year’s CHNA focused on collecting information that is actionable by the various organizations, coalitions, and workgroups working to improve the health outcomes of residents of McLennan County.  The results will continue to stimulate discussion and planning of projects to address identified health needs. 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
• Health awareness of several health conditions
• Behaviors that affect health
• Racial and ethnic disparities

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Whooping Cough

The 2018 Annual Report 


Flu activity reports will be posted weekly October 2018 through September 2019 for the 2018-2019 season.

Flu Activity Report for the week ending on 09-14-2019
Influenza-like illness: 104  Flu A: 0  Flu B: 3  Non-Differentiated (ND): 0

Total (Flu A, Flu B and ND): 3

For complete flu season history.

The City Health Dashboard

The Health District and Prosper Waco have partnered with NYU School of Medicine’s Department of Population Health, NYU Wagner, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and the National Resource Network, to create a first-of-its-kind data visualization online tool that allows city leaders to view residents’ health by neighborhood – and take action!

Learn more about the City Health Dashboard. Visit the dashboard to learn more about our City!

Health District Strategic Plan

Lead Paint Hazards 

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