Bladen County Community Health Assessment
The Community health assessment (CHA) is the foundation for improving and promoting the health of community members. The role of community assessment is to identify factors that affect the health of a population and determine the availability of resources within the community to adequately address these factors. The CHA identifies health and community issues, and allows for the dissemination of information to the community and stakeholders about the health of the community.
The Community Health Assessment Team developed a plan of action for addressing the health issues deemed as priorities that were identified in the Community Health Assessment. The Action Plan provides a list of resources and a guide of the interventions to address the health risk that is identified in the CHA. The Action Plans are continually updated as programming and interventions are completed and new programs are begun.
Bladen County’s Strategic plan is an organizational management tool that is used to set priorities, focus energy and resources, strengthen operations, ensure that employees and other stakeholders are working toward common goals, establish agreement around intended outcomes/results, and assess and adjust the organization's direction in response to a changing environment. The purpose of the strategic plan is to help guide decisions and actions that shape and guide what an organization is, who it serves, what it does, and why it does it, with a focus on the future. The strategic plan not only plans where an organization is going and the actions needed to make progress, but also how it will know if it is successful. Yearly review and updating statistics as needed related to the goals and objectives that are presented in the strategic plan and new issues are added as needed throughout the next 3 years.