Community Health Assessment FAQs

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Community Health Assessment

Community Health Assessment (CHA) FAQs


Meeting Details

1. Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event? 

There are no minimum age requirement and you do not have to show ID to attend. 

2. If I missed the CHA Kick Off meeting, can I still attend this one? Will I be behind or unable to catch up? 

It is not necessary to attend the CHA Kick Off meeting to participate in this or future meetings. Each meeting will have a different purpose, focus, and function, but all are invited to attend. We look forward to gaining more participants with each meeting. 

3. What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event? 

Free parking is available on the street, in the Durant Recreation Center parking lot, or the adjacent school parking lot. If you wish to use public transportation, the Center (1605 Cameron Street, Alexandria) is located approximately one block from the King Street Metro Station. Stops serving bus lines AT6, 28A, AT2, and 29K are available within blocks of Durant Rec Center.

4. How can I contact the organizer with any questions? 

If you have questions, please contact healthmatters@vdh.virginia.gov. 

5. Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

You do not have to bring a printed ticket to the event. We will have an electronic check-in option available on-site. 


About the CHA Process

6. What is a Community Health Assessment? 

The process represents a grassroots effort to identify key health issues affecting the many communities within the City of Alexandria. Our assessment framework - used by communities and local health departments around the country - aims to ensure that the process is community-driven with representation from all voices in Alexandria.

7. Why should our community conduct a Community Health Assessment?  

This process:

  • Improves access to health and social services
  • Enhances the health of the community
  • Allows local stakeholders to identify and compare critical health needs across the City 
  • Aligns Alexandria with the Virginia Plan for Well-Being
  • Helps develop a Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) -- a comprehensive plan to improve health in the community based on best practices for policy, systems, and environmental change



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