Olmsted County Releases 2022 Community Health Needs Assessment

ROCHESTER, Minn. (KTTC) – The 2022 Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA), detailing Olmsted County’s health priorities, is now available to the public.

According to Olmsted County, this year’s CHNA is the fourth report since 2013 in a collaborative effort between Olmsted County Public Health Services (OCPHS), Mayo Clinic and Olmsted Medical Center ( WTO).

CHNA 2022 shares comprehensive data and information about the health and well-being of Olmsted County residents.

The assessment continues to affirm that Olmsted County’s health status is very positive and compares favorably to our state and our nation on many health indicators. However, it also shows that the community could do more in some areas to improve health outcomes. Disparities still exist for many residents, and they deserve our collective attention and resources.

The EBSC ​​2022 identified three priority issues that have a significant impact on health: mental health, drug use and access to care.

“Nearly every resident of Olmsted County is impacted by one or more of these issues, with our vulnerable populations often bearing a disproportionate burden. We look forward to working with our partners to address these health issues,” said OCPHS Director Denise Daniels.

The online format of the CHNA 2022 report is interactive. The interactive platform includes all the data and tools collected to facilitate navigation in the report.

Users can choose to enable or disable different data points. For example, some charts contain race and ethnicity data where a user can look at each racial group individually. The tool also allows users to zoom into charts and see detailed information while hovering over data points.

“CHNA 2022 is the first time an interactive online platform has been used to share data. We are thrilled to share this innovation with our community,” said OMC President Dr. James Hoffman.

CHNA 2022 will allow OCPHS, Mayo Clinic and OMC to continue to work with community members to develop action plans to improve community health priorities.

“We thank the many community organizations and community members who have contributed to this effort and who provide valuable services every day to help keep our community healthy,” said Mayo Clinic’s Executive Dean of Practice, Dr. Amy Williams.

The interactive CHNA 2022 can be found here.

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