N.Y. Public Health Law Section 602-A
Community health assessment


Every municipality shall submit to the department no more frequently than every two years, a community health assessment.


The community health assessment shall be in such form as the commissioner shall prescribe, and shall include, but not be limited to:


an estimate and description of the health status of the population and factors that contribute to health issues;


identification of priority areas for health improvement, in conjunction with the state health improvement plan;


identification of public health services in the municipality and in the community and other resources that can be mobilized to improve population health, particularly in those priority areas identified in paragraph (b) of this subdivision; and


a community health improvement plan consisting of actions, policies, strategies and measurable objectives through which the municipality and its community partners will address areas for health improvement and track progress toward improvement of public health outcomes.

Source: Section 602-A — Community health assessment, https://www.­nysenate.­gov/legislation/laws/PBH/602-A (updated Sep. 22, 2014; accessed Jun. 15, 2024).

Jun. 15, 2024

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