After reviewing the assessment findings, the Community Health Needs Assessment Advisory Committee — comprised of community members and representatives of local health and social service organizations — met on Thursday, January 17, 2013, to evaluate and prioritize the top health needs of the community. This exercise yielded the following health topics prioritized for action:

  1. Mental Health & Mental Disorders

  2. Access to Health Services

  3. Substance Abuse

  4. Nutrition, Physical Activity & Weight

  5. Maternal, Infant & Child Health

  6. Tobacco Use

  7. Dementias, Including Alzheimer's Disease

  8. Cancer

  9. Heart Disease & Stroke

In addition, the following health topics were identified as areas of need through this assessment, but were not ranked highly enough by the CHNA Advisory Committee to yield a position in the prioritized list.

  • Chronic Disabling Conditions
  • Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Diabetes
  • HIV
  • Injury & Violence Prevention
  • Respiratory Diseases