Community Health Data

Community Health Improvement Plan

A core function of public health is assessment.  A community health assessment is a collaborative process of collecting and analyzing data and information for use in educating and mobilizing communities, developing priorities, garnering resources or using resources in different ways, adopting or revising policies and planning actions to improve the population’s health.


A community health assessment gives organizations comprehensive information about the community’s current health status, needs, and issues. This information can help develop a community health improvement plan by justifying how and where resources should be allocated to best meet community needs.

Mobilizing for Action Through Planning & Partnerships (MAPP)

The community health assessment process is guided by the Partnership for a Healthy Delaware County.

2014-2018 Community Action Plans

 The Partnership for a Healthy Delaware County (The Partnership) is a group of agency directors, organizations, businesses and residents representing multiple sectors –from healthcare to business and industry to schools and churches — of Delaware County.
The Partnership assesses the health of our community and develops and implements an action plan to improve population  health. The Partnership uses a community-driven strategic planning process to generate key health strategies, which drive policies, systems and environmental change. This group is responsible for the community health assessment and the community health improvement plan.

The Partnership vision is to create a community where we work together to provide opportunities for complete health and well-being.

Meeting Information:
The Partnership meets two times per year, and healthy priority workgroups meet throughout the year.