Community Health Needs Assessments

Community health needs assessments (CHNA) and implementation strategies are newly required of tax-exempt hospitals as a result of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. These assessments and strategies create an important opportunity to improve the health of communities. They ensure that hospitals have the information they need to provide community benefits that meet the needs of their communities. They also provide an opportunity to improve coordination of hospital community benefits with other efforts to improve community health.

Lebanon County Housing Needs Assessment

The Lebanon County Coalition to End Homelessness retained Bowen National Research in September of 2022 for the purpose of conducting a Housing Needs Assessment of Lebanon County, Pennsylvania. 

Pennsylvania Youth Survey

Since 1989, the Commonwealth has conducted a survey of school students in the 6th, 8th, 10th and 12th grades to learn about their behavior, attitudes and knowledge concerning alcohol, tobacco, other drugs and violence. The ‘Pennsylvania Youth Survey,’ or PAYS, is sponsored and conducted every two years by the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency.

United Way of Lebanon County

With the help of Penn State Harrisburg’s Institute of State and Regional Affairs, United Way of Lebanon County conducted a community-wide Community Needs Assessment in the spring and summer of 2017. The goal of this initiative was to understand the demographic makeup, unmet needs, utilization of services, and barriers to receiving services for those living in LebaEmployenon County. The research team completed four major elements as part of the community needs assessment: secondary data analysis, focus groups, a community survey, and a Community Conversation.


Through a series of new, standardized measurements, the ALICE Report presents a broad picture of financial insecurity at the county and municipal level. The size of the workforce in each state that is struggling financially is much higher than traditional federal poverty guidelines suggest. United For ALICE is a grassroots movement stimulating a fresh, nonpartisan national dialogue about how to reverse the trend and improve conditions for this growing population of families living paycheck to paycheck.

211 Data

211 is a free, confidential referral and information helpline and website that connects people of all ages and from all communities to the essential health and human services they need, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

211 can be accessed by phone or computer. These reports detail the type of calls we get in Lebanon County

Pennsylvania Department of Health – County Health Profiles

The County Health Profiles are a series of 67 individual data listings – one for each county. Numerous statistics are shown for various health-related subject areas including: Population, Births, Deaths, Cancer, Diseases, Adult Behavioral Health Risk Factors, Hospitalizations, Health Facility Statistics

The Enterprise Data Dissemination Informatics Exchange (EDDIE) is an interactive health statistics dissemination web tool where you can create customized data tables, charts and maps for various health related data.

The EDDIE system was developed to empower public health professionals by enhancing and expanding upon their ability to use data and statistics to drive public health policy and program decisions. Users of the EDDIE system must agree to make no attempt to identify an individual, and must agree to notify the Pennsylvania Department of Health, Division of Health Informatics immediately if an individual is inadvertently identified along with an explanation on how this occurred.

County Health Rankings

The Robert Woods Johnson Foundation annual Rankings provide a revealing snapshot of how health is influenced by where we live, learn, work and play. They provide a starting point for change in communities.

Salud America! Health Equity Report Card