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Local health and social service agencies conduct a community health needs assessment to understand the strengths, needs, and challenges that impact health in the Columbia River Gorge.

The assessment includes an anonymous survey asking community members for their opinions on things ranging from local health resources, barriers to care and service gaps, to health and healthy lifestyle trends. . The answers will help guide the planning and actions taken to improve the health of our Gorge communities.

The survey is available in English and Spanish at or by scanning the provided QR code (see image). Community members who complete the online survey by June 30 will be eligible to win one of forty $10 gift cards. All responses will remain anonymous.

If you need help completing the survey or have questions, contact Mark Thomas at or (541) 387-6451.

What is a Community Health Needs Assessment?

Nonprofit hospitals, in conjunction with social service organizations, conduct a Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) every three years to understand the current health conditions and needs of the communities they serve. The assessment includes a review of available community health data, listening sessions, and surveys of community members about their health and living situation. Collecting information through an anonymous, structured survey allows organizations to compile reliable results, identify disparities, and make plans based on a statistically significant sample. The resulting community health improvement plan will guide multi-million dollar investments to meet identified needs.

Skyline Health, Providence Health & Services, Mid-Columbia Medical Center, Klickitat Valley Health, One Community Health, Mid-Columbia Community Action Council, and Skamania County Public Health.

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