Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA)
In Minnesota, community health assessments are performed for the geographic regions covered by Community Health Boards (CHB’s). A thorough and valid community health assessment is a customary practice and core function of public health, and also a national standard for all public health departments. Since the passage of the Local Public Health Act in 1976, Minnesota CHB’s have been required to engage in a community health improvement process, beginning with a Community Health Assessment (CHA). The Morrison-Todd-Wadena Community Health Board collaborates with local health care systems to complete a Community Health Survey and their community health needs assessment. For more information on the results of the assessment, see the full report below.