Dallas County Health and Human Services (DCHHS) is one of seven local health departments in the nation participating in the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) National Public Health Improvement Initiative. A total of $40 million in funding—supported by the Affordable Care Act—has been divided among state, tribal, local and territorial health departments and schools of public health to enhance the nation’s public health infrastructure.
DCHHS led this community health needs assessment (CHNA) in collaboration with the Parkland Community Health Institute. The supporting workgroup consisted of healthcare executives from the leading hospital systems in Dallas County, as well as representatives from civic organizations and schools. This needs assessment effort will ensure that our entire local public health system continues to effectively and efficiently serve the 2.4 million residents of our county.
For questions about the CHNA, call 214-819-2000.
Click here to read HORIZONS: Dallas County Community Health Needs Assessment 2016.
Click here to read an overview of the community health needs assessment.
Click here to view infographics of the top health needs.