Community Health Needs Assessment: Overview


Community Health Needs Assessment

Park Nicollet Health Services completed its second Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) in December 2015. CHNA’s are designed to reach broadly into the community to identify needs, gaps and barriers to health and health services.

Through a process of primary research, data analysis, validation and prioritization, the assessment process identified the following key areas of community concern:

  • Mental health
  • Access and affordability
  • Chronic disease and illness prevention
  • Equitable care
  • Seniors

Responses to these priority areas are included in Park Nicollet Health Services’ Implementation Strategy for years 2016 through 2018. In 2018, the next CHNA will be performed and implementation strategy for 2018-2020 will be developed. For more information, contact Libby Lincoln at or 952-993-7130.