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