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Community health needs assessments
Personal health and community health can mean different things to different people. We're finding out from residents in the communities we serve how we can help make better health a reality for everyone.
Community health dialogues
This 36-page report captures the conversation and feedback from 260 participants who attended one of nine regional community health dialogues in cities where Allina Health provides health care services. Findings include a summary of the process, commonly cited assets across the region, barriers to community health, and impacts to health by population.
Our approach began with conducting community health dialogues with leaders and residents in nine regions of Minnesota and western Wisconsin. During the dialogues in late 2010, participants shared how Allina Health could work collaboratively to improve healthful eating, active living and life balance in their communities.
We compiled what we learned from community leaders and residents about what's working in their region, what's not and how Allina Health can play a role in promoting community health in the nine reports below.
Twin Cities metro
Each region has a dedicated lead who is working with community partners to develop specific, local plans based on the assessment findings. By listening to our communities we can develop local, specific initiatives that will make a difference in the long term.
Working together, we will build community health initiatives that take a prevention-driven approach to health and focus on healthy eating, physical activity and a balanced life. These efforts will take us beyond the bricks and mortar of our hospitals and clinics and into our schools, work places, senior centers and more.
Allina Health in the community
Our annual report highlights the programs, partnerships and investments made to improve the health of our communities.