This webpage details the Healthiest Cities and Counties Challenge (HCCC), in which 20 project teams in communities across the nation are awarded grants to improve access to food and health services. The site includes an introduction to the HCCC, including the role of partnerships, community engagement, capacity building, and flexible funding in each community, as well as an interactive map that can be used to learn more about each grantee’s priorities and approaches.
Community Assessment and Engagement
Community assessment is a systematic process by which a community’s health status and related factors are examined; it is used to identify problems and assets in a community. Through community engagement, stakeholders work together to address health-related issues and promote well-being with the goal of improving health outcomes. These two processes work hand-in-hand to facilitate health improvements. COVID-19 has changed the assessment landscape in many ways–introducing new challenges for engagement, upending pre-pandemic implementation plans, and necessitating new and updated data to understand emerging health impacts and needs.
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