The Forces of Change Assessment provides an analysis of the positive and negative external forces that impact the promotion and protection of public health. It focuses on identifying forces such as legislation, technology, and other impending changes that affect the context in which the community and its public health system operate. This answers the questions:
"What is occurring or might occur that affects the health of our community or the local public health system?"
and "What specific threats or opportunities are generated by these occurrences?"
The Partnership for a Healthy GEAUGA conducted a Forces of Change Assessment during its strategic planning process to create the community health improvement plan on September 25, 2014. The forced of change assessment is available here, and is a part of the CHIP.