SF CHNA 2019

Every three years SFHIP guides the development of the San Francisco COMMUNITY HEALTH NEEDS ASSESSMENT (CHNA).

The CHNA is an important tool for informing the community about San Franciscans’ health, identifying key priorities for the city and county, and promoting a better understanding of health inequities.

The CHNA takes a broad view of health conditions and status in San Francisco. In addition to providing local disease and death rates, the CHNA also provides data and information on social determinants of health —social structures and economic systems which include the social environment, physical environment, health services, and structural and societal factors.

The CHNA identified two foundational issues contributing to local health needs:

• Racial health inequities

• Poverty

The CHNA also identified five health needs that heavily impact disease and death in San Francisco:

• Access to coordinated, culturally and linguistically appropriate care and services

• Food security, healthy eating and active living

• Housing security and an end to homelessness

• Safety from violence and trauma

• Social, emotional, and behavioral health


A copy of the most recent CHNA (2019) report can be found by clicking the link below.