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Healthy Community Initiative
Community Needs Assessment


Issaquah strives to be a sustainable and healthy community where every person is important and where meeting basic human needs is a shared responsibility between individuals and the community. 

In addition, the City Council set a goal to keep Issaquah moving toward this vision.  

In 2016, City staff produced a whitepaper, Building a Healthy Community, to shape policy decisions to enhance the Issaquah community's overall health.

In 2017, the City worked with an 11-member advisory group and consultant Health Resources in Action to conduct a Community Needs Assessment (CNA). The goal of the CNA was to identify priority health and human services disparities within Issaquah, which will in turn help us determine ways to address these challenges. The assessment was completed in summer 2017 with a final report and presentation to City Council in September.

Next steps include broad dissemination of the assessment findings and themes, early action items to begin addressing key themes, and development of a Healthy Community Strategy to direct work over the next 3-5 years.

Issaquah Contacts
Staff Liaison
David Fujimoto, Sustainability Director

Community Needs Assessment Advisory Group
Meghan Altimore,
Rana Amini, 
International Community Health Services
Jerry Blackburn,
Friends of Youth
Deborah Franke,
Derek Franklin,
Human Services Commission
Penny Lara,
King County Metro
Margarita Leas,
Cultural Bridges for Education

Jennifer Ramirez Robson,
King County Housing Authority
Pam Ridenouer, Issaquah School District
Liz Swanson,
Eastside Friends of Seniors
Cori Walters,
Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank