Maricopa Health Matters

The 2023 Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) Survey is now closed. 

With your help, we collected over 18,000 responses from Maricopa County residents. Learn more »

Public Health is a collaborative effort and partnerships are an essential piece to ensuring that community representation is at the center of what we do. One of the most important ways that Maricopa County of Public Health (MCPH) does this is by conducting a Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA), also referred to as the Community Health Assessment (CHA), every three years.

  1. What's a CHNA
  2. Why it's important
  3. how we use the data

A CHNA is a comprehensive data collection effort to identify the strengths, challenges, health priorities, and opportunities to address and improve public health. Every three years, Maricopa County Public Health, in collaboration with healthcare and community partners, conducts a CHNA to develop a deeper understanding from residents about issues that relate to quality of life, availability of vital services, physical and mental health, and more. 

The CHNA examines what factors contribute to different health issues in certain communities, and why some issues affect some more than others. This research is supported by Synapse, a collaboration of healthcare partners, and the Health Improvement Partnership of Maricopa County (HIPMC). To learn more about the CHNA process, and the role Synapse and the HIPMC play, click the play button below.