Community Health Needs Assessments

Count on Essentia Health to get to know your hometown—and work toward making it an even better and healthier place to live. We routinely conduct community health needs assessments (CHNAs) to better understand the needs of the populations we serve.

What’s a CHNA?

A CHNA identifies and measures the health needs of people in your community. It creates a detailed, comprehensive picture of your area based on:

  • Existing data (such as birth rates, income, tobacco use, and other factors)
  • Community surveys and conversations
  • Input from health care professionals
  • And more

This information helps health care organizations and others in your area decide how we can best help improve the health of your community.

What’s an Implementation Plan?

An implementation plan is created for each community we serve based on the CHNA. The plan includes goals, strategies, and actions to improve the health of your community. It focuses on areas of need identified by the CHNA.

View Our Assessments & Plans

See the Community Health Needs Assessment and Implementation Plan for your community.

Northeast Minnesota & Northwest Wisconsin

Essentia Health-Duluth (Miller-Dwan)

Essentia Health-St. Mary's Medical Center (Duluth)

Essentia Health-Deer River

Essentia Health-Northern Pines (Aurora, MN)

Essentia Health-Sandstone

Essentia Health St. Mary’s Hospital-Superior

Essentia Health-Virginia

Central Minnesota

Eastern North Dakota & Western Minnesota

Essentia Health-Ada

Essentia Health-Fargo

Essentia Health-Fosston

Essentia Health-Holy Trinity Hospital (Graceville, MN)

Essentia Health St. Mary’s-Detroit Lakes

Contact Us

Email to share your comments and questions. Or, to request a paper copy of any Community Health Needs Assessment.