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Community Health Assessment Process

The Community Health Assessment Process is about improving the health and well-being of residents in Olmsted County. Every three years the community conducts a health needs assessment to determine Olmsted County’s leading health priorities; formulate a plan to address the needs; and publish an annual progress report. Olmsted County Public Health Services, Mayo Clinic, and Olmsted Medical Center engage with diverse partners across our community to lead this process.

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Project Impact(s): Addiction, Aging, Business Process, Caring Relationship, Chronic Illness, Disabilities, Diversity and Inclusion, Health, Mental Health

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Collaborators, Project Type, Impacts, Related Projects



Lead Organization: Olmsted County Public Health Services

Contact: Derrick Fritz ; Email: ; Phone: 507.990.4969

Known/Likely Collaborators: Community Health Services ; County of Olmsted, MN ; Diversity Council ; Mayo Clinic ; Olmsted County Public Health Services ; Olmsted Medical Center ; OpenBeam ; Rochester Area Foundation ; United Way of Olmsted County ; Zumbro Valley Health Center

Potential Collaborators: Community Mobilization Resource Coalition (CMRC) ; PossAbilities ; Rochester-area Chamber of Commerce ; Southeastern Minnesota Disaster Health Coalition

Related Projects

Age-Friendly Olmsted County (AFOC) Plan ; America's City for Health ; COVID-19 Impact Study Olmsted County, MN ; Community Dashboard ; Families Matter Mental Health Collaboration ; Health Equity: Community Health Collaboration Portal ; Healthy Living Rochester ; Housing Alliance Coalition ; Joint Studies on tackling Racism as a Public Health Issue ; Pathways Toward Prosperity and Well-Being Program ; Rochester Y Community Health Living Index Assessment (CHLI) ; Sustainability and Resiliency Action Plan ; Update Intercultural Cities Initiative (ICI) Index


Major Impact:  Health Determinants

PlanScape Impacts :

Level 1: Addiction, Aging, Business Process, Caring Relationship, Chronic Illness, Disabilities, Diversity and Inclusion, Health, Mental Health

Level 2:

DMC Impacts:

Health & Wellness

Community Health Impacts:

Comprehensive, Financial Stress/Homelessness, Substance Use

Type of Project




Detailed Description


The Community Health Assessment and Planning Process is a collaborative community effort led by Olmsted County Public Health Services, Olmsted Medical Center, Mayo Clinic Rochester and partnerships with multiple community organizations. It is a continuous, triennial cycle that assesses our community's health; prioritizes our top community health needs; and plans, implements and monitors/evaluates strategies to improve our community's health. 

2021 - 2023 Community Health Improvement Plan 



Annual Reports









Video about the Project




2019 CHNA Report

At a Glance




Full Report





2016 CHNA Report



Mayo CHNA Report 2023



Mayo CHNA Report 2016





Olmsted Medical Center Info





Work with partners: 

  • Create social and physical environments that promote good health for all
  • Promote quality of life, healthy development and healthy behaviors across all life stages


  1. Promote a culture of health eating
  2. Promote a culture of physical activity


  1. Promote and increase diabetes screening throughout the community
  2. Improve collaboration to expand health education and awareness

Mental Health

  1. Develop a framework to improve mental health for all populations
  2. Engage existing collaboratives to enhance and connect current and future strategies

Vaccine Preventable Disease

  1. Increase immunization rates
  2. Expand health education and awareness

Financial Stress/Homelessness

  1. Increase the availability of affordable housing
  2. Ensure people have access to safety net programs
  3. Increase the proportion of living wage jobs


Expected Results

All community Members:

Have high-quality, longer lives--free of preventable disease, disability, injury and premature death.           

2019 Work Products Include: 



Outcome Indicators


  • By December 31, 2020, reduce the percentage of Olmsted County adults who are
    • Obese from 28.0% to 26.0%
    • Overweight from 64.0% to 60.0%
  • By December 31, 2020, reduce the percentage of Olmsted County adolescent who are
    • Obese from 7.4% to 7.0%


  • By 2020, percentage of adult DM from 7.6% to 7.0%
  • Diabetes screening and education in the community from TBD baseline to 2020 Target


Mental Health

By 2016, foundation established to develop a set of mental health strategies for Olmsted County

Vaccine Preventable Diseases

By December 31, 2020, reduce or maintain the number of reported vaccine preventable diseases



(2011-2013 avg)


(2018-2010 avg)

Measles 0 0
Meningococcal 1 0
Pertussis 99 89
Varicella 3 0


Financial Stress and Homelessness

By December 31, 2020, decrease the percentage of Olmsted County adults reporting living in financial stress from 26.0% to 20.0%




TBD                                                              . 


Key reports on: Community Health Assessment Process

Credible Mind and Collective Impact (April 22, 2024)
Introducing Credible Mind to support CHNA collaboration. 

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Community Health Assessment Process (January 27, 2023)
2021 - 2023 CHIP Priorities and Status; 2024 - 2026 CHIP Priorities

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Collection of documents (December 25, 2022)

Documents include Process Improvements; Planning Process, Memberships

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Olmsted County Health Assessment and Planning Partnership (HAPP) (June 03, 2022)
Residents can help Olmsted County identify top community health issues.

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Olmsted County Health Assessment and Planning Partnership (HAPP) (September 14, 2021)
Status reports: September 2021, March 2021 from CHAP quarterly meetings

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2021 - 2023 Community Health Improvement Plan Document and Sections (January 14, 2021)

Coalition of Community Health Improvement (CHIP) releasing 2021-2023 health improvement plan. 

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Project Phase Definitions
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  3. Plan - idea is solid, stakeholders are identified, and there is strong commitment to go forward from all parties.
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  • For the commercial sector, we tend to register startup activities (new companies and new commercial projects) that bring diversification and high-impact opportunities to the area.
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While there are a number of registries in the community,'s  distinct value is to pilot a database with a data structure and categorizations that answer the questions such as: What organizations or projects/programs in our community that have purported relevance with some of the over-arching focuses put forward by initiatives such as DMC, J2G and Health Improvements?

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