HARC ( Health Assessment and Research for Communities) - 1


HARC, Health Assessment and Research for Communities, in collaboration with community partners conducts a health status assessment every 3 years to provide reliable, objective and valid data. The Board’s Goal: To identify key health issues and then survey the community to determine disease incidence rates. Meanwhile, HARC’s steering committee, comprised of 35 key community organizations, help guide the survey process through active collaboration. When completed, survey results and in-depth analysis are organized into a comprehensive document that can be accessed by healthcare providers and others focused on public health issues. Health surveys are important sources of information for healthcare policymakers, public health professionals, private providers, insurers, and health care consumers concerned with the planning, implementation, and evaluation of health-related programs and policies. A Community Needs Assessment Has Many Benefits: It increases collaboration with private and public community partners; provides service level data for individual partners; produces a comprehensive regional needs assessment; provides a long-term strategic planning tool that identifies priority areas; supports program development and capacity building; and creates access to an online database of the information collected. HARC’s Benefit To The Community Provides a comprehensive community status assessment of the Coachella Valley Provides baseline data to help measure outcomes, effectiveness and change from funding decisions and initiatives Encourages a community-wide, collaborative partnership and pools resources Provides a tool to accomplish strategic planning and business decisions Located on the campus of University of California, Riverside, Palm Desert Center HARC, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization providing research and evaluation services related to health and wellness. HARC is funded in part by grants, donations, and customized research and evaluation services. HARC is located on the University of California, Riverside Palm Desert campus. More information can be obtained by calling HARC at (760) 404-1945, or visiting the organization's website at www.HARCdata.org.

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Contact Name Dr. Jenna LeConte-Hinely, Chief Executive Officer (760) 404-1945 - jlecomte-hinely@harcdata.org


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