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Community Health

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Community Needs Health Survey

This survey will only take about 10 minutes. We will ask you questions about the health needs of your community.

Take the Survey

CHRISTUS Health Community Survey

You are invited to participate in the CHRISTUS Health Community Survey.   We will ask you questions about the health needs of your community. The information we get from the survey will help us:

Identify health problems that affect the people in your community. 
Understand the needs of your community.
Work together to find a solution. 

Take our Survey Here

As you prepare to complete the survey, please note the following:

This survey will only take about 10 minutes.  
The survey is voluntary for participants that are 18 and older. You can also skip any questions you do not want to answer or end the survey at any time.
The answers you give are very important to us. Your answers will be private (we will not know who gave the answers) and we will protect the information you are giving. 

If you have questions about the survey, please email us at

We thank you for your help.

The vision of CHRISTUS Health, a Catholic, faith-based ministry, is to be a leader and advocate in creating exemplary health care services, processes and structures that improve the health of individuals and of local and global communities so all may experience God's healing presence and love. The CHRISTUS Health Department of Community Health focuses on improving the health of communities.

Community health, as a discipline within public health, concerns itself with the study and betterment of the health characteristics of communities. Community Health tends to look at the needs of populations; community health services are designed to keep people well, help them manage a chronic illness, and improve health in our communities. 

As a major health care system, we at CHRISTUS Health are well aware of the consequences that the lack of health coverage has for both the uninsured and the communities we serve. We know from first-hand experience that people without health insurance are more likely to delay or entirely forego preventive and primary care services. Delayed or deferred preventative care often leads to avoidable emergency room visits, hospitalization, disability and economic hardship. CHRISTUS Health bears an enormous financial burden in providing care to the uninsured.

CHRISTUS Health's Healthy Communities Model incorporates these key principles:

  • Community Ownership: Successful initiatives bring together business, government, nonprofit, healthcare, faith communities and citizen leaders to address community issues. Everyone should feel empowered.
  • Well-being of the Community: The universal definition of health and wholeness embraces the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual dimensions of life.
  • Goals and Measures: Use benchmarks and measure progress and outcomes.
  • Partnerships and Collaborations: Building capacity using the already existing community assets helps to magnify the resources available.

For more information, contact:

Chara Stewart Abrams, MPH
Director, Mission Integration and Community Benefit

In This Section:

Community Health Needs Assessment and Implementation Plan

Consistent with our mission, core values and vision, CHRISTUS Health is committed to the health needs in each of the communities we serve to better understand the healthcare needs in our communities.  
  • Commitment to the Communities
  • Healthy Communities Model - Key Principles