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Community Needs Assessments

2020 COVID-19 Community Assessment Update

Community Action completed an update to its Community Needs Assessment in May of 2020 to identify gaps in services in Lancaster and Saunders Counties as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The assessment report can be downloaded and reviewed here.

2020 Healthy Food Access Assessment and Recommendations

Ensuring that everyone has access to healthy food is the single most important and perhaps simplest thing we can do to support the health and well-being of our community. As part of a legacy project funded by Community Health Endowment of Lincoln, Community Action has completed a report to assess the current state of access to healthy food in Lincoln and explore opportunities for future development. The report provides information about the Healthy Food Access Program, a collaboration between Community Action and Food Bank of Lincoln; assesses community needs; and provides recommendations to further expand access to healthy food in Lincoln.

To read more, and understand how you can play a role in ensuring access to healthy food for all, download the full report here.

2019 Community Needs Assessment Update

As part of the process to update Community Action of Lancaster and Saunders Counties’ Strategic Plan, information was obtained from a variety of sources. Fifteen new key community stakeholders were identified and interviewed, three from each sector (community-based, faith-based, public, private and education) to gain their perspectives about community need and the work of Community Action, data was updated from key sources providing population-based information about the communities served by Community Action, and Community Action clientele were surveyed to gauge continuing needs and agency performance. Information gleaned from these sources was presented to the Board and used to inform the update of the organization’s Strategic Plan.

To download and view the full report click here.

2016 Community Action Head Start Community Needs Assessment

To assess the needs among Head Start eligible children and families, Community Action Head Start completes a community needs assessment. To view the full report, click here.

2015 Saunders County Community Needs Assessment

As part of our strategic planning, we conducted a survey of Saunders County residents to help us learn how Community Action could meet the needs of county residents. As a result, information from the surveys was collected, and on Tuesday, October 27, 2015 a community conversation was held to share survey results, collect additional input, and discuss next steps. 

Click here to view the survey results.