Community Health Needs Assessment

Assessing Health Needs in Pend Oreille County…

In 2019 we released our Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) for Pend Oreille County. This was a result of collaboration with Rural Resources Community Action, Northeast Tri County Health District, and Spokane Regional Health District Data Center.

Using this CHNA, we worked with the Pend Oreille Health Coalition to identify equity gaps in service delivery. Currently, our focus is Youth Mental Health Equity, as a disproportionate gap was identified in local data, specifically with 10th grade youth (in 2018, 47% of 10th graders experienced depression, while 38% of 8th graders and 30% of 12th graders experienced this).

The coalition is working through the activities, although many have been put on hold due to COVID-19 gathering restrictions and fluctuations with in-person learning in our schools. For more information, or if you’d like to join our efforts, please contact Jenny Smith at (509) 447-6303.