2016 Community Health Needs Assessment


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We are pleased to release the 2016 Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) for Olmsted County.  This report is the culmination of a collaborative community effort led by Olmsted County Public Health Services, Olmsted Medical Center, Mayo Clinic Rochester and partnerships with multiple community organizations.  Below you will find the full CHNA document; the CHNA executive summary; the CHNA document broken down by six sections; and the CHNA supplemental document.


Full CHNA (6.5 MB)

At a Glance (735 KB)


Health Outcomes

Mortality (597 KB)

  • Leading Causes of Death
  • Years of Potential Life Lost

Morbidity (1.6 MB)

  • Senior Tsunami
  • Overweight and Obesity
  • Diabetes
  • Multiple Chronic Conditions
  • Mental Health
  • Asthma
  • Hypertension
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
  • Preterm Births


    Health Factors

    Health Behaviors (1.2 MB)
  • Tobacco Use
  • Binge Drinking
  • Fruit and Vegetable Consumption
  • School Food Environment
  • Physical Activity
  • Injury Prevention


    Clinical Care (1 MB)
  • Immunizations
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Routine Dental Care
  • Mammography in Women
  • Diabetes Management
  • Colorectal Cancer Screening


    Social and Economic Factors (1.72 MB)
  • Education Level
  • Financial Stress
  • Homelessness
  • Living Wage/Underemployed
  • Food Insecurity
  • Safe from Fear and Violence
  • Access to Transit
  • Early Childhood Screening
  • Social Connectedness
  • Community Resiliency

    Physical Environment (749 KB)
  • Healthy Homes
  • Air Quality
  • Water Quality


CHNA Supplemental Document (3 MB)

Would you like more information regarding the CHNA? 


Olmsted County Public Health Services

Health Assessment and Planning Division

507 328-7500

CHNA Purpose

A Community Health [Needs] Assessment provides the foundation for improving and promoting the health of the community. A Community Health [Needs] Assessment identifies and describes factors that affect the health of a population, and factors that determine the availability of resources within the community to adequately address health concerns. Through the assessment process, a County Health Board identifies and describes the health status of the community; factors in the community that contribute to health challenges; and existing community assets and resources that can be mobilized to improve the health status of the community. The Community Health [Needs] Assessment, therefore, assures that local resources are directed toward activities and interventions that address critical and timely public health needs.