Kansas Accreditation Readiness Project Learning Collaborative Pre-Session Webinar – Domain 1

This webinar has been specifically created to meet the needs of Kansas Accreditation Readiness Project participants. It references resources available in Kansas, and uses the experiences of Kansas LHDs’ as the framework for discussion. It is intended to prepare Kansas health departments for ongoing discussion within the KARP learning collaborative. The purpose of this presentation is to provide a brief overview of Domain 1 and to highlight some of the details of Domain 1 that could be missed.


12 Domains to PHABulous: Domain 1: Assess  

The goal of this presentation is to provide an overview of PHAB Domain 1. Domain 1 provides the PHAB accreditation requirements for Conducting and Disseminating Assessments Focused on Population Health Status and Public Health Issues Facing the Community.

Environmental Risk Assessment 

This presentation by Dr. Douglas Crawford-Brown, MS, PhD, gives you an overview of key concepts in risk assessment, hazard identification, exposure and exposure-response assessment, and risk characterization.

Fundamentals of Health Risk Assessment in Public Health

This course provides a survey of the theory and practice of human health risk assessment. The basic components of risk assessment are explained and real-life applications of each component and of risk assessment as a whole are discussed. In addition, special topics and issues related to risk assessment are covered including basic toxicology, ecological risk, assessment, uncertainty analysis and risk communication.



CHA/CHIP Resource Center

The Resource Center for Community Health Assessments and Community Health Improvement Plans (CHA/CHIP Resource Center) provides practical, customizable tools and resources to all local health departments (LHDs) in a central and publicly accessible location. The resource center is intended to support LHDs and their partners in completing community health improvement processes, including the conduct of a community health assessment (CHA) and the development of a community health improvement plan (CHIP), for the purpose of improving the health of local communities.

Community Commons

Provides information on:
What is a Community Health Assessment?
What is a Community Health Improvement Plan?
Why Complete an Assesssment and Improvement Plan?

Principles to Consider for the Implementation of a Communtiy Health Needs Assessment Process

This document identifies guiding principles to inform the implementation of the Affordable Care Act’s community health needs assessment provisions applicable to not-for-profit hospitals that seek federal tax-exempt status. These principles offer a pathway for hospitals, public health entities and other interested parties to work collaboratively to address the health needs of their communities. The community health needs assessment provision of the Affordable Care Act (Section 9007) links hospitals’ tax-exempt status to the development of a triennial needs assessment and implementation strategy. A collaborative communitywide approach to community health needs assessment can increase the likelihood of well-targeted initiatives that address the needs of communities and improve the health of their residents. Based on evidence from the public health literature, this document focuses on conducting evidence-based needs assessment and prioritization, making evidence-based community health investments, evaluating and measuring progress, and improving quality, transparency and community engagement. In addition to considering these principles, those interested in successfully implementing the community health needs assessment provisions will benefit from assessment and planning, community health and related data, and awareness of evidence-based interventions

Assessing & Addressing Community Health Needs

This book is designed to help tax-exempt hospitals assess the health needs of their communities and develop implementation strategies to address prioritized needs. Assessment and Planning – Core Communit y Benefit Programming Activities The ultimate goal of not-for-profit health care organizations is to improve the health of the communities they serve. One way these organizations achieve this goal is through community benefit programs and activities that promote health and healing as a response to identified community needs.

PHAB Standards and Measures- Accreditation Library

Provides resources and examples for all domains