Waco-McLennan County
Community Health Needs Assessment

The 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; and
  • Behaviors that affect health.
  • Racial and ethnic disparities

Read the Community Health Needs Assessment 2019 

Community Health Needs Assessment 2016

Community Health Needs Assessment 2013