Ideas for Action


On September 15, 2022, the partners of the Monterey County Health Needs Collaborative convened an online meeting attended by 136 community leaders (representing a cross-section of community-based providers, agencies, and organizations) to evaluate, discuss, and prioritize health issues for Monterey County, based on findings of this Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA). This process yielded the following prioritized list of community health needs for Monterey County:

  1. Diabetes

  2. Mental Health

  3. Access to Health Care Services

  4. Nutrtion, Physical Activity & Weight

  5. Heart Disease & Stroke

  6. Substance Use

  7. Housing

  8. Infant Health & Family Planning

  9. Injury & Violence

  10. Cancer

  11. Potentially Disabling Conditions