Every three years, the Kent County Health Department, local health systems, and community-based organizations conduct a Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA). During the CHNA process, data is collected to get the fullest picture of health and wellbeing in Kent County. The data is used to prioritize health-related issues that the Health Department and hospitals address in a Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP). CHNA data is also used by community-based organizations and other agencies for grant funding, to strengthen existing programs, and/or create new initiatives to meet the current needs of the people they serve.
Results from the survey will be used to help determine health priorities that will be addressed over the next 3 years, as well as provide important data for communities working to meet the needs of residents.
We invite residents to take the survey and encourage community leaders and organizations to share the survey!
Completed printed surveys can be submitted to the Health Department or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org (pick up of surveys can be arranged with this email as well).
Request Printed Materials
You can request printed 5×7 flyers or paper copies of the survey. We will do our best to drop them off within 3 business days of the request, or you can pick them up the same day from the Kent County Health Department. If you would like printed materials, please email Janine O’Donnell and include:
- Item (flyers or paper surveys)
- Language (English, Spanish, Arabic, Kinyarwanda, Swahili, or Vietnamese)
- Number of flyers and/or number of paper surveys for each language needed
- Drop off (include address) or pick up from the Kent County Health Department (700 Fuller Ave NE, Grand Rapids)
- Any special instructions for drop off (specific times, details, etc.)