Sean Bruna et. al, 2014.
This article examines the experience of a frontier-based community health center when it utilized the Tool for Health and Resilience in Vulnerable Environments (THRIVE) for assessing social determinants of health with a local health consortium. Community members (N=357) rated safety, jobs, housing, and education among the top health issues. Community leaders integrated these health priorities in a countywide strategic planning process. This example of a frontier county in New Mexico demonstrates the critical role that community health centers play when engaging with local residents to assess community health needs for strategic planning and policy development.
Sean Bruna, PhD; Lisa Cacari Stone, PhD; Susan Wilger, BS, MPAff; Jeremy Cantor, MPH; Carolina Guzman.
Published in Journal of Ambulatory Care Management, Vol. 37, No. 3, pp. 258–268.