2014 Community Health Assessment

The City of Nashua, Division of Public Health and Community Services is happy to release the 2014 Community Health Assessment (CHA). CHAs are used in a variety of ways, and organizations in our region have used it for grant proposals, program planning, strategic planning and in higher education.

CHA Report
The full 2014 Community Health Assessment (PDF) is available. You can also access the report by its individual chapters.

Informational Brochure
The Community Services Department offers a brochure (PDF) that can be distributed to community members who would like to learn more about health in Nashua.

CHA Presentation
If your organization would like a presentation on the 2014 CHA, let us know by filling out the online request form or emailing Ashley Conley. We will be happy to share our findings.

Feedback Form
A feedback form (DOC) is available to provide feedback that we can use to improve our 2017 Community Health Assessment.

Focus Group Summary Report
The Division of Public Health and Community Services (DPHCS) is now in the process of conducting the 2014 CHA and has partnered with a 21-member Advisory Board to collect data and publish a completed report which will be released in September 2014.

As part of this assessment, the DPHCS and Advisory Board wanted to collect qualitative data from residents in the City of Nashua and the 12 surrounding towns to enhance the data that was collected in the 2011 CHA, which was mostly quantitative data. These towns are:
  • Amherst
  • Brookline
  • Hollis
  • Hudson
  • Litchfield
  • Lyndeborough
  • Mason
  • Merrimack
  • Milford
  • Mont Vernon
  • Pelham
  • Wilton
The Community Health Institute (CHI), the NH office of JSI Research and Training Institute, Inc., was contracted by the DPHCS to assist with the design, facilitation and analysis of 10 focus groups as part of their qualitative research for the CHA. Focus group discussions were audio recorded, with permission of the participants, then summarized. This report (PDF) is the full analysis of the quantitative pre-survey data, as well as the qualitative discussions.