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Community Health Assessment

Community Health Assessment

Infographic detailing the community health assessment and health improvement plan process

The purpose of community health assessments is to learn about the community: the health of the population, factors that lead to higher health risks or poorer health outcomes of certain groups, and community resources available to improve the health of the community.  The purpose of the health improvement plan is to describe how the community will work together to improve the health of the population.  The community health improvement plan sets priorities, directs the use of resources, and is a roadmap for the development and implementation of projects, programs, and policies.

2016 Community Health Assessment and Health Improvement Plan (CHNA-HIP)

The Scott and Rock Island County Health Departments, Community Health Care, Inc., Genesis Health System, UnityPoint Health–Trinity, and the Quad City Health Initiative are pleased to share the findings from the Quad Cities Community Health Assessment and Health Improvement Plan. The community assessment process involved the gathering of data from a variety of sources and methods, including a community-wide survey, stakeholder input sessions, telephone survey of 900 individuals, and secondary data analysis. Following the assessment of data, input, and survey responses, the community stakeholder group identified top needs to be addressed in Scott County's Health Improvement Plan. The Scott County Health Department and community partners will work during the upcoming years to address the identified issues of access to mental health care, promoting healthy living, addressing obesity, and access to medical providers for under-insured, uninsured, and those with Medicaid health insurance.

Progress Reports

2011 Community Health Needs Assessment and Health Improvement Plan

The Scott County Health Department partnered with county leaders, partners in providing health services, and representatives from the community to complete the 2011 Scott County Community Health Needs Assessment and create the Health Improvement Plan. Mental health, in the context of funding, workforce, and access, along with promoting healthy living were the areas recommended to be addressed in Scott County’s Health Improvement Plan. 

2005 Scott County Community Health Profile

The 2005 Community Health Profile served as an excellent resource for community planning and resource development as it provided Scott County-specific data on a wide array of health topics.

2000 Community Health Needs Assessment

The Community Health Needs Assessment was completed in 2000 and reported the needs, health disparities, and assets of Scott County. This document reflected where our limited resources should be directed to have the greatest impact on the health of our community.2000 Community Health Needs Assessment (165.1 KB)


To view the statewide report on Community Health Needs and Health Improvement Plans , click on the following website:

News & Notices

The 2018 Community Health Assessment for Scott, Rock Island, and Muscatine counties is now available for review. This assessment helps to tell the story of health in our community, from health status and health behaviors, to community assets and forces impacting our ability to be healthy. We would...
Posted: September 12, 2018
2017 Kids Count Data Book: State Trends in Child Well-Being Annie E. Casey Foundation http://www.aecf.org/m/resourcedoc/aecf-2017kidscountdatabook.pdf The most recent report completed by the Annie E. Casey Foundation gathers and studies data on a number of indicators that impact the health and well...
Posted: August 8, 2018
Early Childhood Is Critical to Health Equity Robert Wood Johnson Foundation & University of California, San Francisco https://www.rwjf.org/content/dam/farm/reports/reports/2018/rwjf445350 The field of public health relies on data and assessments of communities in order to have the information...
Posted: August 8, 2018