The Center for Community Health Development completed the Brazos Valley Health Status Assessment in May 2019. This region includes the counties of Austin, Brazos, Burleson, Grimes, Leon, Madison, Robertson, and Washington.

The Center for Community Health Development completed the  CHI St. Luke’s Memorial-Health Community Needs Assessment in March 2019. This region includes the counties of Angelina, Houston, Jasper, Polk, Sabine, San Augustine, and Trinity.

In 2001, the Center for Community Health Development initiated a plan to utilize a community health development approach (CHD) to improve health in the Brazos Valley. The center led the community through the CHD process of assessment, planning, and implementation to develop locally supported, sustainable health solutions called community resource centers. In 2017, the Episcopal Health Foundation contracted with the center to document the history of the community resource centers through a Case Study as well as create a Toolkit for replication and/or adaptation to develop similar resource centers.

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The Center for Community Health Development conducted the Greater Brazos Valley Health Status Assessment in May 2016. This region includes the counties of Austin, Brazos, Burleson, Grimes, Leon, Madison, Robertson, and Washington. For the Reports and County One-Pagers, please follow the links below:

The Center for Community Health Development completed the Regional Healthcare Partnership – Region 17 Health Assessment in 2013. Region 17 includes the counties of Brazos, Burleson, Grimes, Leon, Madison, Montgomery, Robertson, Walker and Washington. For the Reports and Executive Summaries, please follow the links below:

For comprehensive Executive Summaries of the RHP 17 Region, including Executive Summaries for the Brazos Valley region and each county: 2013 RHP Region 17 Health Assessment – Region and County Snapshots

For the 2013 Health Summit presentation by Dr. Monica Wendel: 2013 RHP Region 17 Health Summit Key Findings Presentation

Conference Proceedings

In March 2012, the Center for Community Health Development and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research co-hosted the International Conference to Advance a Population Health Intervention Research Agenda in Montréal, Québec, Canada. Full proceedings of the conference may be found here.

To request a copy of any publications or presentations, please email cchd@srph.tamhsc.edu.

The Center for Community Health Development’s 10th Anniversary!

The year 2011 marked the 10th anniversary of the Center for Community Health Development (CCHD), which we celebrated every way we know how! Throughout the year, CCHD distributed monthly installments highlighting different aspects of the Center’s work over the past ten years. Please click on the links below to view the monthly highlights.