Community Health Assessment

Many organizations, including hospitals, coordinated care organizations (CCOs), and public health departments, are working together to conduct a Community Health Assessment, or CHA, in Jackson and Josephine Counties. The CHA is a process to collect, assess, and analyze information about the health of our community. This process will help guide planning and action to improve health in Jackson and Josephine Counties.

In addition to primary and secondary research, community members have shared their perspectives through interviews, focus groups, public forums, and a community-wide health survey. 

Frequently-asked questions (FAQs)

What is a Community Health Assessment or CHA? This is a process to collect, assess, and analyze data about the health of the community. Some organizations, like hospitals, coordinated care organizations (CCOs), and public health departments, are required to conduct a CHA. The information collected can be used by many organizations to discuss and plan ways to improve the community’s health.

What is the purpose of the Community Health Assessment or CHA? The CHA gives us one guiding document about the health status of our community. It also defines our vision for what makes a community healthy. This creates a shared understanding of our community’s strengths, needs, and challenges. With this shared understanding, organizations and the community can work together to improve the community’s health.

What kinds of information about health does the CHA address? The CHA looks at issues like chronic disease, behavioral health, and access to care. It will also explore everyday issues that affect health such as housing, education, and employment, also known as “social determinants of health.”

Will the Community Health Assessment report be made available? Yes! The CHA will be completed in December 2018 and the final report will be shared with the whole community in January 2019.

 Who can I contact if I would like more information about this project? The 2018 CHA is a project of the Jefferson Regional Health Alliance and community partners; for more information, contact

What organizations are involved in organizing and funding the CHA?

  • Addictions Recovery Center
  • AllCare Health
  • Asante
  • Jackson Care Connect
  • Jackson County Health & Human Services – Public Health and Mental Health Divisions
  • Josephine County Public Health
  • La Clinica
  • OnTrack Rogue Valley
  • Options for Southern Oregon
  • Oregon Health Authority
  • OSU Extension Services
  • PrimaryHealth of Josephine County
  • Providence Health & Services
  • Rogue Community Health
  • Siskiyou Community Health Center

Special thanks to the William and Florence Schneider Fund of the Oregon Community Foundation

We’ve been listening!

November 1, 2018

We heard you! Through Focus Groups, Community Forums, a Community Survey and other activities, we’ve learned a lot about the health issues and services that are important to the residents of Jackson and Josephine Counties. We’ve also learned about many forces impacting health and healthcare access in our region.

Thank you for sharing your perspectives and ideas. The final report will be available here in January 2019.



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