Introduction to Community Health Assessment

Community Health Assessment can be used to collect community health information, at the household-level, required for disaster response or health action plans.

Health and human services professionals need information to make informed decisions as they allocate health resources. Timely access to community health information helps leaders maintain situational awareness, confirm assumptions, and understand community need. The Community Assessment for Public Health Emergency Response (CASPER) framework (developed by the World Health Organization and adopted by the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) to plan randomized clusters, conduct health assessments, and monitor progress accordingly was used. This framework has become a common methodology used to understand community need. Community Health Assessment is typically implemented by health and human services agencies or health care organizations that want to use CASPER principles as they conduct health assessments to understand community need.

The Community Health Assessment solution delivers a set of capabilities that help you plan community health survey areas, collect survey responses from random households, and monitor key indicators as the assessment occurs.

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This ArcGIS Solution can be deployed in your ArcGIS organization.

Deploy now

See Deploy an ArcGIS Solution for more information.


Community Health Assessment requires the following:

  • ArcGIS Online
  • ArcGIS Pro 2.6 or later

Information products

Community Health Assessment includes the following information products:

ItemDescriptionRequired user type
Community Health Assessment Planner

An ArcGIS Pro project used by public health agencies to plan community health survey clusters used to conduct assessment surveys.

GIS Professional Basic

Community Health Assessment Manager

A configuration of the Crowdsource Manager app used by assessment managers to assign survey teams.


Community Health Assessment Survey

An ArcGIS Survey123 form used by assessment managers to conduct health assessments.

Field Worker

Community Health Assessment Progress Dashboard

An ArcGIS Dashboards app used by health and human services managers to monitor survey teams and the progress of a health assessment.


Community Health Assessment Dashboard

An ArcGIS Dashboards app used by epidemiologists and executives to monitor key indicators as the assessment occurs.


When you deploy this solution in your ArcGIS organization, you also get an ArcGIS Solution item that organizes the key information products and summarizes all the ArcGIS items (applications, forms, projects, maps, feature layers, feature layer views, and so on) included with the solution. The ArcGIS Solution item also illustrates any dependencies items have on each other.

Release notes

The following are the release notes:



  • A new version of the Community Health Assessment Planner ArcGIS project that resolves an issue where a layer reference was missing


  • First release of Community Health Assessment