2020-2022 needs assessments and implementation plans

During 2018–2019, Allina Health worked with local public health and communities surrounding each of its hospitals to assess community health, determine priorities and develop a plan for how we will address those priorities for the next three years. Three priorities emerged throughout our system: mental health and substance use and well-being and healthy eating/active living. Social determinants were identified as a key factor in all areas of health.

Below are links to each hospital's report and executive summary which include: a description of the hospital and the demographics of the county/communities surrounding the hospital; the detailed process followed to review local data and gather input from a variety of stakeholders and the results of the process; and finally, the implementation plan with our goals, strategies and activities for 2020–2022. Additionally, an executive summary summarizes Allina Health’s systemwide approach to community health needs assessments.

Allina Health Systemwide Community Health Needs Assessment Executive Summary


Twin Cities Metro

Abbott Northwestern Hospital
(includes Phillips Eye Institute)

Mercy Hospital

St. Francis Regional Medical Center

United Hospital


Greater Minnesota and Western Wisconsin

Buffalo Hospital (Wright County Community Health Collaborative)

Cambridge Medical Center

New Ulm Medical Center

Owatonna Hospital & District One Hospital (joint)

Regina Hospital (as of 8/1/22: Allina Health United Hospital – Hastings Regina Campus)

River Falls Area Hospital (Healthier Together Pierce and St. Croix counties)