A community health needs assessment is a major undertaking for any health center. Many have expressed a desire to learn about effective strategies utilized by their peers. In response, HOP presents Needs Assessment in Action Profiles: Innovative Approaches to Identifying the Needs of Underserved Communities as a resource for health centers.

This resource offers examples of three innovative approaches that have been successfully implemented by health centers across the country. Each profile includes information on the population assessed, data collection methods, how findings were shared and applied, and lessons learned. Health centers can use this resource to apply proven strategies to the planning and implementation of their own needs assessment.