Community health assessments (CHAs) are one of many tools that aim to engage community members in health-care service planning through collecting, analyzing, and presenting information to assist in understanding and improving the health of a population.
Population health approach
CHAs are conducted using a population health approach, which focuses heavily on the social determinants of health which describes the conditions in which people are born, live, learn, work, play, worship and age. The CHA process involves gathering data from communities to provide information about health-care service delivery within a region, as well as the health status and health-related needs of a population.
About the survey
As part of a CHA, a survey is used to collect quantitative and qualitative data from residents of the region about where they find health-related information, where they go for care, satisfaction with health-care services, community concerns, satisfaction with health and wellness resources, and health behaviours.
The Eastern Health CHA survey was administered between July and December 2022 to 13,830 selected individuals, age 18 and over, who resided in the Eastern Health region. Survey samples were calculated using a stratified random sampling method based on the populations within each of Eastern Health’s 10 primary health care (PHC) areas.
Eastern Health partnered with the Newfoundland and Labrador Statistics Agency (NLSA) during the administration of the 2022 CHA survey.
Below are links for the regional and primary health care area survey results.