Community Health Assessment (CHA)

Make Your Voice Count! 

Your voice matters. Join the conversation on health issues in our community. The City of Nashua Division of Public Health and Community Services (DPHCS) is preparing for the 2023 Community Health Assessment (CHA).

Community members are invited to participate in our CHA Community Portrait. The CHA Community Portrait serves as an opportunity for you to have your voice heard on topics surrounding health, wellness, and how we can create the healthiest Greater Nashua community. See the flyers below for more information and scan the QR code or click here to take the English survey. To take the Spanish or Swahili survey, click the corresponding flyers below. Community members who complete the survey will be entered to win a basket with goodies from local vendors to support our community!

Questions? Email Lyndsey Bond, Nashua DPHCS Epidemiologist (

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 Your voice matters. Join the conversation on health issues in our community.

The City of Nashua Division of Public Health and Community Services (DPHCS) is currently working to complete the 2023 Community Health Assessment (CHA) and we want to hear from YOU. We invite you to take the following survey to tell us what you think the biggest health priorities are in your community and how we can create the healthiest Greater Nashua. This information will help us identify areas to improve upon in the next three years. Completing the survey will qualify you to win a basket with goodies from local vendors to support our community! Your contact information will not be associated with your survey response.

  Take the survey here! 

Spanish CHA Graphic

Su voz importa. Únase a la conversación sobre temas de salud en nuestra comunidad.

La División de Salud Pública y Servicios Comunitarios (DPHCS) de la Ciudad de Nashua está trabajando actualmente para completar la Evaluación de Salud Comunitaria (CHA) de 2023 y queremos saber de USTED. Lo invitamos a realizar la siguiente encuesta para decirnos cuáles cree que son las mayores prioridades de salud en su comunidad y cómo podemos crear nuestra Región de Nashua más saludable. Esta información nos ayudará a identificar áreas para mejorar en los próximos tres años. ¡Completar la encuesta lo calificará para ganar una canasta con obsequios de proveedores locales para apoyar a nuestra comunidad! Su información de contacto no se asociará con su respuesta a la encuesta. 

¡Realice la encuesta aquí! 

Swahili CHA Graphic

Sauti yako ni muhimu. Jiunge katika mazungumzo kuhusu masuala ya afya katika jumuiya yetu.

Mamlaka ya Afya ya Umma na Huduma za Jumuiya ya Nashua (DPHCS) inafanya kazi ya kukamilisha Tathmini ya Afya ya Jumuiya ya mwaka 2023 (CHA) na tunataka kusikia KUTOKA KWAKO. Tunakualika kujaza uchunguzi ufuatao ili kutuambie unaamini vipaumbele vikubwa vya afya katika jumuiya yako ni vipi na tunaweza kujenga Greater Nashua yenye afya bora zaidi. Taarifa hii itatusaidia kutambua maeneo ya kuboresha katika miaka mitatu ijayo. Kujaza uchunguzi kutakufanya ushiriki kwenye droo ya kushinda rikwama na zawadi kutoka kwa wauzaji wa ndani kusaidia jumuiya yetu! Taarifa yako ya mawasiliano haitahusishwa na majibu yako kwenye uchunguzi. 

Jaza uchunguzi hapa! 

What is a CHA?

A Community Health Assessment (CHA) is a process through which you gain a better understanding of the health concerns and needs of the community by identifying, collecting, analyzing, and disseminating information on the community’s assets, strengths, resources, and needs. It includes information on risk factors, quality of life, morbidity, and mortality, social determinants of health, and health equity. It also includes information on how well the public health and healthcare systems provide services. 

The overarching goal for the CHA is to engage community members, identify emerging issues, and set the foundation for future programming in the the Greater Nashua Public Health Region (GNPHR). The City of Nashua Division of Public Health and Community Services' (DPHCS) CHAs include data on the City of Nashua, GNPHR , and State of New Hampshire.

How can CHA Data be Used?

Community health assessment data can be used to inform community decision-making, including:

  • Academia 
  • Applying for funding/grants
  • Certification/accreditation/licensing
  • Developing a Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP)
  • Developing community health priorities
  • Meeting Community Needs Assessment requirements
  • Program evaluation
  • Program planning, enhancement, and implementation

CHA Health Topics

There are many health topics covered in CHAs, including, but not limited to:

  • Access to Healthcare
  • Behavioral Health (Mental Health, Substance Misuse, Suicide)
  • Cancer
  • Chronic Disease 
  • Climate Change 
  • Communicable Diseases
  • Environmental Health
  • Injury
  • Maternal and Child Health
  • Oral Health
  • Physical Wellness (Food and Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Physical Safety)
  • Public Health Emergency Preparedness
  • Safety
  • Social Determinants of Health

Access Full Reports

2020 Greater Nashua CHA

The 2020 Greater Nashua CHA is the fourth comprehensive CHA conducted by the Nashua DPHCS and their Public Health Advisory Council partners. It is a product of the dedication and collaboration of over 33 organizations, programs, and City departments serving the GNPHR. Like the previous CHAs, this data from the assessment will be used to prioritize health issues, develop goals and strategies to improve health outcomes, and implement evidence-informed initiatives to make our community a healthier place to live, work, and thrive. The 2020 CHA is completely online as a live, interactive document. Click below to access full reports!

Variety of peoples faces to promote the 2021 Community Health Assessment
2011 CHA Cover
2014 CHA Cover
2017 CHA Cover
  1. Lyndsey Bond