A Community Health Assessment (CHA) is a systematic, comprehensive process of data collection and analysis that examines health and well-being across Whatcom County and identifies areas and populations having a better or worse experience. The CHA is organized using a population health framework that looks at the physical environment, social and economic factors, health behaviors, access to quality healthcare, and health outcomes. Where possible, data are disaggregated by race, ethnicity, income, age, or geographic area to tell us if there are any health disparities in our community.
The 2018 Community Health Assessment and Community Health Snapshots take a look at Whatcom County as a whole and examine seven geographic communities.
Read the full 2018 Community Health Assessment here.